Obsidian is Canada's leading culturally specific theatre company. Our threefold mission is to produce plays, to develop playwrights and to train theatre professionals.
Obsidian Theatre Company will produce plays from the world-wide canon focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the works of highly acclaimed playwrights of African descent. Through dramaturgical and performance workshops OTC will promote and develop the work of AfriCanadian playwrights. OTC will provide opportunities for employment and training through mentoring and apprenticeship programs.
What People Are Saying
"When I received a call from Obsidian Theatre Company, everything changed in a second. Working on this production I was completely surrounded by people who understood me; people who understood my story and my desire to find a place of belonging"
— Melissa Eve Langdon, Actor
"Obsidian Theatre keeps Black theatre alive, relevant, rooted and flourishing in a city that ignores and stifles the possibilities of Black creators. As a production company they push for a standard of excellence that I admire and an thankful to have experienced first hand. "
— Amanda Parris, CBC
"It has been a dream working with Philip Akin and Obsidian Theatre. A Company like this is important because it gives people of colour a voice and a community where stories we can eat told that we all relate to and be challenged."
— Toni Ofori, Actor