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Obaaberima ()

Produced by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Playwright: Tawiah Ben M’carthy
Director: Evalyn Parry


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


September 15th, 2012 – October 7th, 2012

Awards & Nominations

2013 Dora Awards –  Outstanding Production, Outstanding Lighting Design (Michelle Ramsay),  Outstanding Sound Design/Composition (Kobena Aquaa-Harrison)


Imprisoned in Canada for committing a violent crime, a young man from Ghana tells his cellmates a story on the eve of his release. Although there is great risk in sharing his tale, he must tell it to be truly free. Through storytelling, dance, and live music, Obaaberima chronicles a young African-Canadian’s journey across continents, genders, races, and sexualities. (


Tawiah Ben M’carthy Performer

Creative Team

Tawiah Ben M’carthy Playwright
Evalyn Parry Director
Kobena Aquaa-Harrison Composer
Evalyn Parry Dramaturge
Brendan Healy Dramaturge
Camellia Koo Costume Designer
Camellia Koo Set Designer
Michelle Ramsay Lighting Designer
Michael Laird Sound Counsultant


Laura Baxter Stage Manager
Amanda White Scenic Painter
Katherine Smith Head Carpenter
Doug Morum Crew
Erin Birkenbergs Crew
Jill Tomac Crew
Nick Rose Crew
Shane MacKinnon Crew
Shanna Miller Crew
Verne Good Crew
Jonathan Kitchen Graphic Designer
Tanja-Tiziana Photography
Jeremy Mimnagh Photography


Charissa Wilcox Head of Production
Adrien Whan Technical Director
Katherine Smith Technician