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Osia ()

Produced by

Kukua Productions

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Jijo Quayson
Director: Brad Fraser


Factory Mainspace Theatre


August 5th, 2016 – August 14th, 2016


Osia is the story of a Ghanaian family who struggles to find a better future. The youngest of the family, Harmosia, straddles two worlds- real and fantasy- as she tries to understand her surroundings. The play uses Ghanaian language, traditional music, storytelling and imagined folklore to weave together the story of Osia and the eccentric neighbours that surround her family. (


Nicole Nwokolo Harmosia
Chemika Bennett-Heath Mama
Chiamaka G. Ugwu Bernice
Roshawn Balgrove Kwefi
Paul Ohonsi Uncle

Creative Team

Jijo Quayson Playwright
Brad Fraser Director
Spencer Schunk Assistant Director
Djanet Sears Dramaturge
Brad Fraser Dramaturge
Andrea Donaldson Dramaturge
Brad Fraser Lighting Designer
Rachel Forbes Lighting Designer
Rachel Forbes Set Designer
Rachel Forbes Costume Designer
Rachel Forbes Prop Designer
Deanna H. Choi Sound Designer
Deanna H. Choi Vocal Arrangements
Calvin Akler Fight Choreographer


Spencer Schunk Stage Manager
Rebecca Ballarin Producer
Margarita Valderrama Assistant Producer
Jijo Quayson Executive Producer
Sophie Munden Social Media Manager
Jijo Quayson Website, Print, and Promotional Design
Zoya Taylor "Not Amused" Illustrator
Anthony Gebrehiwot Production Photographer