BY KATORI HALL
OCTOBER 14 – 29, 2017
THE STUDIO, SEGAL CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
DIRECTED BY ahdri zhina mandiela
A co-production with Neptune Theatre (Halifax)
“You done brought us far. But you a man. You just a man… You’re not God, though some folk’ll say you got mighty close.”
April 3, 1968: After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, “I Have Been to the Mountaintop”, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel amidst a raging storm. When a mysterious stranger arrives at his door, Dr. King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy as a leading figure in the American Civil Rights Movement.
2010 recipient of the Olivier Award for best new play.
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MASTER HAROLD & THE BOYS
WRITTEN BY ATHOL FUGARD
DIRECTED BY PHILIP AKIN
January 21 to February 11, 2018
The Segal Centre, in association with Black Theatre Workshop, presents a Dora nominated, Shaw Festival Production in association with Obsidian Theatre.
Segal Centre for the Performing Arts
Montreal, Québec H3W 1M7
Port Elizabeth, South Africa — 1950. Seventeen-year-old Harold does his homework while two black men, who have long worked as servants for his family, clean the floors. As the day unfolds, the three reminisce fondly about times spent together, but when news comes that Harold’s alcoholic father is returning home, affections turn to anger, intimacies sour, and the personal becomes political. The play was initially banned in South Africa and has since become an enduring, modern classic that continues to speak to inequality and injustice.
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RENDEZ-VOUS WITH HOME
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY DJENNIE LAGUERRE
DIRECTED BY DAYANE NTIBARIKURE
TOURING MONTREAL SCHOOLS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
FEBRUARY 5- MARCH 2, 2018
Rendez-Vous with home is the story of sisters Josephine and Suzette, who are sent by their mother on a trip to Haiti to bury their father, a man they barely knew. Josephine, who has scant memories of her father, is anxious. Suzette, on the other hand, has no memories of her father and considers the trip an all-expenses paid vacation. But what the two sisters experience in Haiti proves to be more moving than they had expected – a journey of discovery combined with love, humour, and Haitian oral and dance traditions.
This production is being presented in both official languages – schools may select a performance in either English or French!
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CREATED AND PERFORMED BY
STEPHEN JACKMAN-TORKOFF, TAWIAH BEN M’CARTHY, THOMAS OLAJIDE
DIRECTED BY JONATHAN SEINEN
FEBRUARY 13-17, 2018
“… this show has a unique point of view, the guts to make it heard, and a message that needs to be heard right now.” — Toronto Star
A raw, intimate, and timely exploration of queer male Blackness.
A Buddies in Bad Times/Saga Collectif production presented by Espace Libre and Black Theatre Workshop
Black Boys is created from the lives of three Black men seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, of each other, and of how they encounter the world. As they explore their unique identities on stage, they subvert the ways in which gender, sexuality, and race are performed. Theatrical and intimate, Black Boys weaves together the ensemble’s own personal stories in search of an integrated self and a radical imagination.
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