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Secrets of a Black Boy ()

Produced by

Playing With Crayons

Presented by

Theatre Passe Muraille

Creator: Darren Anthony
Playwright: Darren Anthony
Director: Kimahli Powell


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


November 10th, 2016 – November 20th, 2016


Secrets of a Black Boy is a brutally honest dramedy that gives voice to five young black men from Toronto as they come together for one last domino game at their local community centre before its permanent closure – a devastating result of the neighbourhood’s revitalization project. With thousands of people already displaced, the ongoing dismantling of the community serves as a constant reminder that the only home many youth have ever known is literally being ripped apart with questionable explanation and rationale.

Through a series of compelling monologues and authentic narratives mixed with musical interludes, Secrets of a Black Boy critically explores the underlying effects of common stereotypes faced by racialized men and delves into several controversial issues including police brutality and injustice, mental health, domestic abuse, infidelity, interracial dating, and sexuality. (


Samson Brown Biscuit
Troy Crossfield Jakes
Julien Hyacinthe Sean
Mark Sparks Jerome
Al St. Louis Sheldon
DJ O-Nonymous Dwayne

Creative Team

Darren Anthony Creator
Darren Anthony Playwright
Kimahli Powell Director
Kimahli Powell Dramaturge
Laura Warren Projection Designer
Glenn Davidson Production Designer
Bonnie Beecher Lighting Designer
Rachel Forbes Costume Designer
Gavin Bradley Composer
Gavin Bradley Sound Designer
Trey Anthony Contributing Writer


Kimberly Miller-Pryce Stage Manager
Laura Warren Production Manager
Wolf J. McFarlane Marketing Director
Darren Anthony Producer
Shaka Licorish Executive Producer
Rebecca McDermid Crew
Rebecca Vandevelde Crew
Samantha Shaw Crew
Natasha Shaw Crew
Cameron Kirk Crew


David Fisher Venue Technician