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BACK TO NEWS April 12, 2024

shaniqua in abstraction OPENS TODAY!

shaniqua in abstraction opens today at Crow’s Theatre. Congratulations to writer and performer bahia watson, director Sabryn Rock and the entire creative team!

An intrepidly daring one-woman play, the action follows an actor as she responds to a casting call and slips into a musing multiverse of narratives and characters including an artist, a wet nurse, a talk show host, a descendant of slaves, a comedian, and a convict.

With her poet’s heart and charming humour, bahia defiantly pushes against the boundaries defining and holding back Black women.

A Crow’s Theatre Production in association with paul watson productions and Obsidian Theatre

shaniqua in abstraction
Written and Performed by bahia watson
Directed by Sabryn Rock

Creative Team
Echo Zhou – Set Designer
Kimberly Purtell – Lighting Designer
Laura Warren – Video Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne – Sound Designer
Jaz Fairy J – Choreographer
Sabrina Pye – Head of Props & Design Associate
Des’ree Gray – Head of Wardrobe & Costume Consultant

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN on Sunday April 14!

Limited tickets are available day-of. Tickets will be available IN PERSON ONLY at the Crow’s Theatre Box Office, starting at noon.

Join us on Friday, April 26 for a Black Out Performance of shaniqua in abstraction. Black Out Performances are dedicated to celebrating Black stories, Black artists, and Black audience members by providing a safe and welcoming space to experience theatre that is for and by the Black community.

Following the performance of shaniqua in abstraction will be a post-show reception and in the lobby bar. All tickets $20 plus fees and hst.

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Photos by Roya DelSol. Illustrations by blackpowerbarbie.