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Black Medea ()

Produced by

Obsidian Theatre Company

Playwright: Wesley Enoch
Director: Philip Akin

Performed as part of a twin-bill with Late


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs Theatre


September 11th, 2008 – October 5th, 2008


This classic Euripides tale is retold by Australian Indigenous playwright Wesley Enoch.  In his version, Medea sacrifices land and culture of Central Australia for Jason and the city with disastrous results.  Obsidian Theatre takes this story and re-imagines it for a Canadian audience.   (


Audrey Dwyer Medea
Lindsay Owen Pierre Jason
Mariah Inger Chorus
Tiffany Martin Chorus
Meleke Bell Child
Isaiah Bell Child

Creative Team

Wesley Enoch Playwright
Philip Akin Director
Tamara Marie Kucheran Set Designer
Tamara Marie Kucheran Costume Designer
Davida Tkach Lighting Designer
Richard Lee Sound Designer
Rebecca Goldberg Assistant Sound Designer
Jasmyn Fyffe Choreographer


Karen Lin Cellist
David Jung Violist


Nan Shepherd Stage Manager
Elizabeth McDermott Apprentice Stage Manager
Ming Wong Head of Wardrobe
David Hoekstra Head of Properties
Rick Banville Production Manager
Todd Skinner Carpenter
Kevin Steeper Carpenter
Lindsay Anne Black Painter
Vaughn Davis Painter
Amanda Nicholls Acting Coach
Amanda Nicholls Chaperone
Sharon Weeden Distribution / Postering
John Nethersole Graphic Designer
David Hou Photography