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Philip Akin

Artistic Director

Obsidian Theatre Company

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Obsidian Theatre Company

1089 Dundas Street East

Toronto, Ontario,M4M 1R9

Canada

Company Description

Founded in February 2000, Obsidian Theatre Company has quickly grown into one of the leading independent theatre companies in the country with a full schedule of productions, playwright/play development and professional training programs. Since the company's i...more

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The Mountaintop • Obsidian Theatre Company

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Directed by Philip Akin


Topdog/Underdog • Obsidian Theatre Company

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Directed by Philip Akin
"Philip Akin's formidable direction and the stellar performances of Kevin Hanchard and Nigel Shawn Williams (...) have yielded one of the best productions in festival history."


Staff • Obsidian Theatre Company

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Philip Akin
Artistic Director Philip Akin has been acting and directing for over 40 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 60 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.


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). 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.


Blyth Festival alumni nominated for Dora Awards - June 8, 2017

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Philip Akin, who is the artistic director of the Obsidian Theatre Company and was in Blyth two seasons ago to direct The Wilberforce Hotel, is nominated for Outstanding Direction in the General Theatre division.
The play Akin directed, "Master Harold"... and the Boys, was co-produced by Obsidian and the Shaw Festival. The show is nominated in a number of other General Theatre division categories, including Outstanding Production, Outstanding Scenic Design and two of the show's actors are nominated in the Outstanding Male Performance category. Akin is also nominated for Outstanding Direction in the Musical/Opera division for his direction of Passing Strange for the Musical Stage Company and Obsidian Theatre.


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