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Redbone Coonhound ()

Produced by

Imago Théâtre and Tarragon Theatre

Playwrights: Amy Lee Lavoie and Omari Newton
Director: Micheline Chevrier


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


February 7-14, 2023


February 7th, 2023 – March 5th, 2023


Out for a walk in their West End neighbourhood, Mike and Marissa—an interracial couple—meet a dog with an unfortunate breed name: Redbone Coonhound. This small detail unleashes a cascading debate between them about race and their relationship that manifests as a series of micro-plays, each satirizing contemporary perspectives on modern culture. Through its hard-hitting comedic elements, Redbone Coonhound explores the intricacies of subtle and overt polemics of race, systemic power and privilege in remarkable, surprising and hilarious ways.

A wild and subversive journey back through history and into the future.
Redbone Coonhound reveals deep fears, rage, insecurities and, ultimately, hope. (


Christopher Allen Mike/Glib/Tom
Chala Hunter Marissa/Miss Sue/Alice
Kwesi Ameyaw Jogger 1/Still/Jimmy/Gerald/Comrade Blackity Black
Deborah Drakeford Camille/Jennifer/Mom/Karen
Jesse Aaron Dwyre Jogger 2/Zach/Jordan/Jamal/Roger
Lucinda Davis Jogger 3/Harriet Tubman/Aisha/Comrade Black
Brian Dooley Jeffery/Dolley/Producer(voice)/Dad

Creative Team

Amy Lee Lavoie Playwright
Omari Newton Playwright
Micheline Chevrier Director
Kwaku Okyere Associate Director
Jawon Kang Set Designer
Nalo Soyini Bruce Costume Designer
Michelle Ramsay Lighting Designer
Frank Donato Projection Designer
Dezmond Arnkvarn Animator
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Jack Rennie Fight Director
Stephen Drover Dramaturge
Daniel Oulton Stage Manager
Julian Smith Apprentice Stage Manager
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard Rap Coach