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Pass Over Kaleb Alexander and Mazin Elsadig

Cesar Ghisilieri

Obsidian Theatre's production of of Antoinette Nwandu’s Beckettian play inventively captures the insidious tragedy of status-quo politics Read more

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Rick Miller at Dora Awards 2019

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Despite inspiring acceptance speeches for shows like School Girls and Guarded Girls, the fact that the ceremony was held on a Tuesday – when many theatre artists are working – rather than a Monday was a slap in the face Read more

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Phillip Akin, artistic director of Obsidian Theatre

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In an exclusive interview, the leader of one of Canada's biggest Black theatre companies talks role models, mentorship, funding and being unapologetically Black Read more

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Jocelyn Bioh's script about students at an exclusive girls' boarding school in 1980s Ghana tackles serious issues with humour and superb performances Read more

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Leighton Alexander Williams's freewheeling adaptation of Stephen Adly Guirgis's The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot is baggy but gets an electrifying production Read more

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Motion and DJ L'Oqenz's revolutionary theatrical mixtape uses hip-hop and spoken world to explore Black womanhood Read more

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Racheal McCaig

Debbie Tucker Green's play feels like a brief writing exercise padded out to 75 minutes Read more

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Dahlia Katz

Playwright Amanda Parris examines the lives of Black women in Toronto who support incarcerated friends, partners and family members Read more

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Here's what the Dora Awards got right (Father Comes Home From The Wars), wrong (why nothing for Hosanna?) and really, really right (public can now vote on the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award) Read more

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"Master Harold"...And The Boys

David Cooper

Theatre critics give end-of-season love to "Master Harold," Come From Away and John Read more

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Cheol Joon Baek

Producers, the unsung heroes of the stage scene, speak out Read more

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Musical memoir about a young Black songwriter travelling through Europe in the 70s and 80s hits home Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Passing Strange and Freedom Singer show that music can be a catalyst for hope and activism Read more

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Salt-Water Moon, Hosanna and The Death Of A King top our list of the best Toronto shows Read more

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Here are some of the brilliant people who are coming soon to a stage near you. You'll definitely be talking about them during intermission. Read more

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Artist and activist, Sandi was a powerful force for change Read more

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"Master Harold"...And The Boys

David Cooper

Athol Fugard’s apartheid-era look at a young man’s relationship to his two Black servants resonates with humanity Read more

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Up The Garden Path

Lyon Smith

Lisa Codrington’s play offers lots of hearty laughs but could use some editing Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

From art exhibits to film screenings, here’s where to honour the cultural history of black Canadians Read more

Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

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Tanja-Tiziana

She's a born performer. The stars have aligned in her career. And now she's set to blow up big in Venus' Daughter. Read more

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