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Background Information

Employment History

Artistic Director

Obsidian Theatre Company

Affiliations

Chair of the Committee
Aki Studio

Member of the Theatre Program's Advisory Board
Humber College

Vice President of the Board for the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, A Member of the Performing Arts Internship Jury
Metcalf Foundation

Board Member
Shaw Festival incorporated

Board Member As Well As A Jury Member
Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts

Member of the Strategic Initiative Committee
Metcalf Foundation

Education

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Ryerson Institute of Technology

Web References (196 Total References)


William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life - Toronto Arts Foundation

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PHILIP AKIN, 2014 RECIPIENT

Philip Akin has been acting and directing for over 30 years. In 2000, he was a founding member of Obsidian Theatre, Canada's leading black theatre company, and has served as artistic director since 2006. He has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities and guidance for emerging artists.


Mitchell Marcus (Artistic Producer, ...

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Mitchell Marcus (Artistic Producer, Acting Up Stage), Elenna Mosoff (Associate Producer, Acting Up Stage), Philip Akin (Artistic Director, Obsidian Theatre)

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From left to right: Mitchell Marcus (Artistic Producer, Acting Up Stage), Elenna Mosoff (Associate Producer, Acting Up Stage), Philip Akin (Artistic Director, Obsidian Theatre)


Staff • Obsidian Theatre Company

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Philip Akin Artistic Director

Philip Akin has been acting and directing for over 30 years. In 2000, he was a founding member of Obsidian Theatre, Canada's leading black theatre company, and has served as its Artistic Director since 2006. In this role, he has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities and guidance for emerging artists. In 2002, he was part of the team that launched the Obsidian Mentor/Apprentice Program, a one-of-a-kind program that has so far helped 31 black artists embark on exciting careers as directors, dramaturges, producers, production managers, lighting, set and costume designers with some of the most established performing arts companies nationwide.
Philip Akin was most recently seen on stage in the 2009 re-mount production of The Last days of Judas Iscariot (Birdland Theatre) and the 2007 productions of Othello and Of Mice and Men (Stratford Shakespeare Festival).
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In 2011, Philip was honoured with the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award, the Bra D'Or Award from the Playwright's Guild of Canada and was the Toronto Sun's Performance Artist of the Year. In 2010, he received the Silver Ticket Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts. He is currently the Vice-President of the Board for the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, a member of the Metcalf Foundation's Performing Arts Internship Jury and a member of the Humber College Theatre Program's Advisory Board. He has also served on juries for Theatre Ontario, OAC, Canada Council for the Arts and has spoken on many panels particularly in the area of cultural diversity in the arts.


The Mountiantop • Obsidian Theatre Company

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Directed by Philip Akin


Mayors Past and Present Celebrate 2014 Toronto Arts Foundation Awards Recipients at the Mayors' Arts - Toronto Arts Foundation

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Winner: Philip Akin - Artistic director of Obsidian Theatre, Canada's leading black theatre company and an actor for over 30 years.

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