Obsidian Theatre Company

Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape

Produced by Obsidian Theatre,

Presented by Soulpepper Theatre Company

Directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu

In association with MotionLive and IFT Theatre, Oraltorio has been developed in part through The Collaborations at Canada’s National Arts CentreOraltorio originally premiered as part of The RISER Project presented by Why Not Theatre.


Part poetry slam, part house party – a coming of age story like no other. Born in the Northside, two Toronto girls grapple with womanhood and identity as they journey through their histories of ancient, contemporary, and Afro-futuristic soundscapes.  The traditional storyteller and drummer are reborn in the beats and rhymes of the B Girl and the DJ.

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The boom-bap of rap,
the screech of rock,
the cycle of 12 bar blues,
the polyphony of freedom songs,
the abandon of disco,
the bounce of the club,
the rebellion of secret drums….


October 2nd -October 20th, 2018 

Young Centre for the Performing Arts,

50 Tank House Lane, Distillery Historic District, Toronto


Click HERE  for tickets, or call 416.866.8666






ROGER C. JEFFREY, Movement Specialist

JACKIE CHAU, Set and Costume Designer

ANDRÉ DU TOIT, Lighting Designer

L’OQENZ, Original Sound Designer


LAURA WARREN, Projection Designer

RAMON CHARLES, Original Projection Designer

MICHAEL BARRS, Stage Manager

MEL HAGUE, Dramaturg


Banner Photo by Zahra Siddiqui

Title Art by Riad



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