Black Theatre Workshop opens 50th season program with online reading of ‘Sanctuary’

Online reading of newly-appointed BTW Artistic Associate Lydie Dubuisson's upcoming play to be presented January 15th

MONTREAL, January 6th, 2021 – Black Theatre Workshop (BTW), Canada’s oldest Black theatre company, is about to kick off its 50th Anniversary season with the annual Discovery Series, which will be streamed live on the BTW Facebook and YouTube pages on Friday, January 15, 3pm. The series presents a reading of a new work in development and this year’s play is Sanctuary by BTW’s newly appointed Artistic Associate, Lydie Dubuisson.

Sanctuary is a feminist conversation between a teenage girl and her sister, her godmother, her best friend, her pastor and God, as she takes refuge in the sanctuary of her church while searching for answers about her destiny. For this creation, Lydie Dubuisson juggles with English and Haitian Creole to explore the complexity of an identity but also to create a moment of reflection on the role of women and continuity.

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Tamara Brown – Director
Lydie Dubuisson – Playwright
Danielle Skene – Stage Manager

Vlad Alexis – Kevin
Chadia Kikondjo – Martha
Mireille Métellus – Sister Anita
Espoir Segbeaya – Claudia

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