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Artistic Director

Phone: (416) ***-****  HQ Phone
Obsidian Theatre Company
943 Queen St E
Toronto , Ontario M4M 1J6

Company Description: Obsidian Theatre (OTC) is a company passionately dedicated to the exploration, development and production of the Black voice on the world stage.

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Ryerson Institute of Technology
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Mayors Past and Present Celebrate 2014 Toronto Arts Foundation Awards Recipients at the Mayors' Arts - Toronto Arts Foundation [cached]
Winner: Philip Akin - Artistic director of Obsidian Theatre, Canada's leading black theatre company and an actor for over 30 years.
Philip Akin, Artistic ... [cached]
Philip Akin, Artistic Director of Obsidian Theatre, kicks off the day as the keynote speaker.
Philip Akin, Artistic ... [cached]
Philip Akin, Artistic Director of Obsidian Theatre, kicks off the day as the keynote speaker.
Spotlight [cached]
Obsidian Theatre's artistic director, Philip Akin, explains, "What made this play for me was the fact that in spite of unspeakable horror, there's still humanity, life, people interacting in a good way.
Philip Akin, adds, "We wanted to raise awareness, share the wealth and encourage our patrons to give money to the women who spawned these stories.
Especially since the play polishing with ... [cached]
Especially since the play polishing with Philip Akin of Obsidian Theatre in mid-April, it seems like the production clock has been running down at twice the usual speed.
This company has done some truly inspiring, moving work with this production; I honestly believe that, in the midst of all the personal learning and growth opportunities, we have met my own goal of raising the bar, even a smidge, on what "amateur theatre" is capable of achieving in terms of performance quality and acting craft (we have Philip to thank for most of that).
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