Obsidian Theatre

Canada's leading culturally specific theatre company.

PACT Membership: Regular Membership

PACT Caucuses: Regional Theatres,

PACT Region: 5 – Toronto

Obsidian is Canada’s leading culturally specific theatre company. Our threefold mission is to produce plays, to develop playwrights and to train emerging theatre professionals. Obsidian is passionately dedicated to the exploration, development, and production of the Black voice. Obsidian produces plays from a world-wide canon focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the works of highly acclaimed Black playwrights. Obsidian provides  artistic support, promoting the development of work by Black theatre makers and offering training opportunities through mentoring and apprenticeship programs for emerging Black artists

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 2000
  • Season Starts: September
  • Season Ends: May
  • Engagement Contracts:
    • CTA
  • New Play Development Activities:

    Playwrights Unit

  • Senior Staff:

  • Philip AkinArtistic Director
  • Michael SinclairGeneral Manager
  • Luke ReeceProducer

Solicitation Information:

  • Playwrights:

    Accept unsolicited scripts: yes
  • Actors:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • General auditions: yes
  • Contact name: office@obsidiantheatre.com
  • Contact Phone: 416.463.8444
  • Production staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Michael Sinclair
  • Contact Title: General Manager
  • Contact Phone: 416.463.8444
  • Contact Email: gm@obsidiantheatre.com