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Venus’ Daughter ()

Produced by

Obsidian Theatre Company

Playwright: Meghan Swaby
Director: Philip Akin


The Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre


February 14th, 2016 – February 28th, 2016


Venus’ Daughter is a play about the intersection of myths, fables and the realities of how women and their bodies are viewed. Told from many perspectives it weaves together song, comedy and rhythm to create a rich moving drama. (


Akosua Amo-Adem Sara Baartman/Venus Hottentot/Tortoise / Flight Attendant / Customer #1 / Mum
Kaleb Alexander Cesar / DR / Dunlop / Young Customer / The Kid / Uncle Pason / Denise (9 Years Old) / Dr. George Cuvier
Meghan Swaby Denise / Doctor #1

Creative Team

Meghan Swaby Playwright
Philip Akin Director
Joe Pagnan Set Designer
Joe Pagnan Costume Designer
Kaitlin Hickey Lighting Designer
Kaitlin Hickey Projection Designer
Lyon Smith Sound Designer
Esie Mensah Movement Designer
Mel Hague Dramaturge
Tawiah Ben M’carthy Assistant Director


Michael Sinclair Stage Manager
Patrick Lavender Production Manager
David Hoekstra Head of Properties
Sorcha Gibson Head of Wardrobe
Sara Allison Apprentice Stage Manager
JP Faienza Assistant Production Manager
Michael Cooper Production Photography