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Up the Garden Path ()

Produced by

Obsidian Theatre Company

Playwright: Lisa Codrington
Director: Philip Akin


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


March 23rd - 26th, 2016


March 23rd, 2016 – April 10th, 2016


Late 1960′s Barbados, Canada has just begun opening its doors to migrant farm workers from the Caribbean. Rosa, a young seamstress living in Barbados finds herself homeless. In an attempt to find a new life she disguises herself as a man and travels to work on a farm in the Niagara Region. Besieged by a ghost from the war of 1812, an aspiring actress, a demanding boss and culture shock- Rosa has to navigate this new land called Canada. (


Raven Dauda Amelia
Sochi Fried Laura
Virgilia Griffith Rosa
Alex McCooeye Isaac
Ronnie Rowe Edmund
Marcel Stewart Richard
Arlene Duncan Alma

Creative Team

Lisa Codrington Playwright
Philip Akin Director
Anna Treusch Set Designer
Anna Treusch Costume Designer
Steve Lucas Lighting Designer
Verne Good Sound Designer
Cameron Davis Projection Designer
Mel Hague Dramaturge
Saccha Dennis Assistant Director
Geneal St. Clair Apprentice Set Designer


Meredith Henry Stage Manager
Patrick Lavender Production Manager
David Hoekstra Head of Properties
Ming Wong Head of Wardrobe
Sara Allison Apprentice Stage Manager
Ksenia Ivanova Scenic Painter
Amanda Wong Scenic Painter
Eric Read Crew
Kai Masaoka Crew
Jenn Hewitt Crew
Scott Banks Crew


David Fisher Venue Technician