Black and Blue Matters
Track 1: No One Gives a F**k About a Cop
We are thrilled to share with you the first event in our upcoming 50th Anniversary Season! Black Theatre Workshop has been invited by the National Arts Centre to participate in a nationwide initiative celebrating live performance.
Black and Blue Matters – Track 1: No One Gives a F**k About A Cop is a rap battle between a Black teenager who was shot and the white police officer who shot him. It’s an excerpt from Black Theatre Workshop’s upcoming production of Black and Blue Matters, a Hip Hop musical written by Omari Newton and directed by Diane Roberts.
See the teasers below (WARNING: Strong Language)
a Black Theatre Workshop Production
National Arts Centre English Theatre’s
Grand Acts of Theatre
Marking this Moment
As the performing arts sector continues to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Arts Centre has responded with Grand Acts of Theatre, an initiative to bring Canadian artists and audiences together. Eleven of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies have been engaged to create and perform large-scale, new works in response to these times, which will be performed outdoors in front of live audiences in various Canadian locations, filmed, and later shared online. For more information on Grand Acts of Theatre and the companies involved please visit nac-cna.ca/GrandActsofTheatre https://rb.gy/ryjh1k
The National Arts Centre Foundation wishes to thank RBC Foundation as Presenting Partner of Grand Acts of Theatre.
Grand Acts of Theatre is also made possible thanks to the support from The Jenepher Hooper Fund for Theatre at the National Arts Centre Foundation, established as a result of a generous gift from the estate of Jenepher Margaret Hooper.
Due to safety issues and a maximum capacity of 25 guests per presentation, the location will be disclosed thereafter.
Black Theatre Workshop takes all of Quebec’s safety measures seriously. Guests will be instructed to wear masks at all times, and keep a minimum 2.5m distance.
Show Time: POSTPONED
Playwright, Lyricist Omari Newton
Director Diane Roberts
Performers Nindy Banks, Justin Johnson, Troy Slocum, Tali Taliwa
Sound Designer, Composer Troy Slocum
Set and Costume Designer Nalo Soyini Bruce
Lighting Designer Tim Rodrigues
Choreographer Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé
Production Manager Hannah Kirby
Technical Director Tanner Harvey
Video George Allister (VideoCompany), Patrick Boivin (VideoCompany)
Assistant Director Lydie Dubuisson
Sound Engineer Rob Denton
Stage Manager Danielle Skene
Assistant Costume Designer Courtney Moses Orbin
Black Theatre Workshop wishes to thank the National Arts Centre for sponsoring “Black and Blue Matters”, made possible through the Grand Acts of Theatre.
MANDATORY MASK OR FACE COVERING
MASQUE OU COUVRE VISAGE OBLIGATOIRE
PLEASE KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
VEUILLEZ SVP GARDER VOS DISTANCES
PLEASE BE COURTEOUS
SOYEZ SVP COURTOIS
Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s longest running Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists. Black Theatre Workshop is an award-winning English-speaking theatre company based in Montreal, Quebec.