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Intimate Apparel ()

Produced by

Obsidian Theatre Company

Playwright: Lynn Nottage
Director: Philip Akin


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs Theatre


January 16th, 2008 – February 3rd, 2008


In 1905 opportunities for Black women are in short supply. Thirty-five year old Esther has a gift for sewing exquisite garments but the richness of her work belies the loneliness in her life. An unexpected letter opens up a world of opportunities and she risks everything to wed a Caribbean stranger. (


Raven Dauda Esther
Marium Carvell Mrs. Dickson
Kevin Hanchard George
Carly Street Mrs. Van Buren
Alex Poch-Goldin Mr. Marks
Lisa Berry Mayme

Creative Team

Lynn Nottage Playwright
Philip Akin Director
Tamara Marie Kucheran Set Designer
Tamara Marie Kucheran Costume Designer
Renée Brode Lighting Designer
Todd Charlton Sound Designer


Michael Sinclair Stage Manager
Andrea Schurman Assistant Stage Manager
Tonya Timmons Apprentice Stage Manager
David Hoekstra Head of Properties
Heidi Loney Head of Wardrobe
Ming Wong Wardrobe Assistance
Brenda Clark Cutter
Martino Nguyen Tailor
Lindsay Anne Black Head Scenic Artist
Stephanie Milic Assistant Scenic Artist
Kevin Steeper Head Scenic Carpenter
Sharon Weeden Distribution / Postering
John Nethersole Graphic Designer
David Hou Photographer