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The Other Side of the Game ()

Produced by

Cahoots Theatre Company and Obsidian Theatre Company

Playwright: Amanda Parris
Director: Nigel Shawn Williams


Aki Studio


October 14th, 2017 – November 5th, 2017


Amanda’s kinetic political script gives voice to black women who support their men and live with a ride-or-die philosophy. Set in contemporary Toronto, as well as during the black civil rights movement, the play intersects these shifts in time with a prison waiting room, where the women are forever waiting. (


Peter N. Bailey Elder / Winston
Shakura Dickson Shevon / Beverely
Virgilia Griffith Nicole / Akilah
Ryan Rosery Devonte / Khalil
Ordena Stephens-Thompson Social Worker / Cop

Creative Team

Amanda Parris Playwright
Nigel Shawn Williams Director
Joanna Yu Set Designer
Joanna Yu Prop Designer
Rachel Forbes Costume Designer
Kaitlin Hickey Lighting Designer
Verne Good Sound Designer
Jasmyn Fyffe Choreographer
Marjorie Chan Dramaturge
Amanda Cordner Assistant Director


Laura Warren Production Manager
Neha Ross Stage Manager
Logan Cracknell Apprentice Stage Manager
Joshua Quinlan Set Assistant
Joshua Quinlan Props Assistant
James Bolton Scenic Painter
Lisa Van Oorschot Production Assistant
Symara Bonner Deaf Community Consultant
Samreen Aziz Deaf Interpreter
Charlene Malcolm Deaf Interpreter
Tara Lee Everett ASL / English Interpreter
Erin Fremlin ASL / English Interpreter
Dahlia Katz Production Photographer
Erika Madsen Graphic Designer