Black Theatre Workshop: Online Reading of Sanctuary to Open 50th Season Program, Friday, January 15, 3pm

Canada’s Oldest Black Theatre Company 50th Anniversary Program to Open with Sanctuary, Friday, January 15, 3pm

Watch the Online Reading of Newly-Appointed BTW Artistic Associate Lydie Dubuisson’s Upcoming Play

Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is about to kick off its 50th Anniversary season with the annual Discovery Series, which will be streamed live on the BTWFacebook and YouTube pages on Friday, January 15, 3pm. The series presents a reading of a new work in development and this year’s play is Sanctuary by BTW‘s newly appointed Artistic Associate, Lydie Dubuisson.

Sanctuary is a feminist conversation between a teenage girl and her sister, her godmother, her best friend, her pastor and God, as she takes refuge in the sanctuary of her church while searching for answers about her destiny. For this creation, Lydie Dubuisson juggles with English and Haitian Creole to explore the complexity of an identity but also to create a moment of reflection on the role of women and continuity.

Vlad Alexis – Kevin
Chadia Kikondjo – Martha
Mireille Métellus – Sister Anita
Espoir Segbeaya – Claudia

Tamara Brown – Director
Lydie Dubuisson – Playwright
Danielle Skene – Stage Manager

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