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shaniqua in abstraction ()

Produced by

Crow’s Theatre and Obsidian Theatre Company and Paul Watson Productions

Playwright: Bahia Watson
Director: Sabryn Rock


Streetcar Crowsnest – The Scotiabank Community Studio


April 9th, 2024 – April 28th, 2024


Bahia watson thoughtfully blends razor-sharp humour with a piercing cultural critique in her intrepidly daring one-woman show shaniqua in abstraction.

In this searching new work, bahia brings her poet’s heart, vaulting imagination, and disarming humour to shape a kaleidoscopic explosion of experiences and shifting identities that defiantly push back the boundaries defining Black womanhood. (


Bahia Watson Performer

Creative Team

Bahia Watson Playwright
Sabryn Rock Director
Echo Zhou 周芷會 Set Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Laura Warren Video Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Jaz Fairy J Choreographer
Sabrina Pye Design Associate


Sabrina Pye Head of Properties
Des’ree Gray Head of Wardrobe
Des’ree Gray Costume Consultant
Edith Nataprawira Lead Scenic Painter
JB Nelles Scenic Painter
Loralie Pollard Stage Manager
Shaun McPherson Crew Lead
Nick Bond Crew Lead
Ada Evenden Crew
Kim Schaedlich Crew
Leighton Smith Crew
Meaghan Klotins Crew
Sami Safarian Crew
Shae-lynn Applegate Crew


Heather Landon Senior Producer
Beth Wong Producer
LJ Savage Director of Production
Jeremy Hutton Production Manager
Ryan Borshuk Technical Director
Amber Rea Assistant Technical Director
Jay Hines House Technician
Sergey Kublanovskiy House Technician
Zachery White House Technician