Imprisoned in Canada for committing a violent crime, a young man from Ghana tells his cellmates a story on the eve of his release. Although there is great risk in sharing his tale, he must tell it to be truly free. Through storytelling, dance, and live music, Obaaberima chronicles a young African-Canadian’s journey across continents, genders, races, and sexualities.
created and performed by Tawiah M’carthy
directed by Evalyn Parry
live music by Kobena Aquaa-Harrison
set + costumes by Camellia Koo
lighting by Michelle Ramsay

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