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Bleeders ()

Produced by

The Watah Theatre

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Book: d’bi.young anitafrika
Lyrics: d’bi.young anitafrika
Director: d’bi.young anitafrika


The Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre


August 4th, 2016 – August 14th, 2016


An Afro-futurist dub-opera set in Ontario, Bleeders is the culminating play in d’bi.young anitafrika’s new triptych, The Orisha Trilogy. The story takes place way into the future – the Pickering Nuclear Plant has exploded, and a group of Black womxn form a small council. How in the midst of government oppression, repression of the gender revolution, and ecological degradation do we still find hope? (


Olunike Adeliyi Performer
d’bi.young anitafrika Performer
Aisha Bentham Performer
Nickeshia Garrick Performer
Najla Nubyanluv Performer
Sashoya Simpson Performer
Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah Performer
Ravyn Wngz Performer

Creative Team

d’bi.young anitafrika Book
d’bi.young anitafrika Lyrics
d’bi.young anitafrika Director
Nickeshia Garrick Assistant Director
Waleed Abdulhamid Musical Director
Waleed Abdulhamid Musical Composer
Tuku Assistant Composer
Nickeshia Garrick Choreographer
Rachel Forbes Set Designer
Rachel Forbes Costume Designer
Sharmylae Taffe-Fletcher Lighting Designer


Waleed Abdulhamid Band
Christopher Butcher Band
Odel Johnson Band
Patrick O’Reilly Band
Tuku Vocalist


Kathleen Jones Stage Manager
Samson Brown Assistant Stage Manager
Brett Haynes Artistic Producer
Tuku Vocal Coach


Rebecca Vandevelde Venue Technician
Rebecca Vandevelde Festival Lighting Designer