“It needed to be a radical gesture that was amplifying Black voices.”
With her aim squarely focused on empowering Black artists, Obsidian Theatre’s new artistic director, Mumbi Tindyembwa Otu, brings forth her first major project with the company. 21 Black Futures is a series of 21 monodramas created by Black creatives which will stream on CBC Gem beginning February 12. Otu was undaunted by the large scope and intent of the project.
A long-suffering Black maid living in 1963 Louisiana is stuck in a world she despises. Through a rainbow of musical genres, powerful life lessons and emotional evolution the musical Caroline, Or Change, offers universal resonance.
Waiting for the lights to come down in Aki Studio Theatre, I am acutely aware that I have left 2014.
ByBlacks Rating: BBBB
Tick tock. Time moves quickly through this co-production by Obsidian Theatre and Factory Theatre.