125 Bathurst Street
|Friday August 5th||7:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
|Saturday August 6th||6:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
|Monday August 8th||5:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday August 10th||6:15 PM - 7:15 PM|
|Thursday August 11th||10:30 PM - 11:30 PM|
|Saturday August 13th||1:00 PM - 2:00 PM|
|Sunday August 14th||10:15 PM - 11:15 PM|
Latecomers permitted up until 15 minutes after the start of the performance.
First time playwright Jijo Quayson makes her professional debut with Osia, directed by her mentor Brad Fraser and dramaturged by Djanet Sears, Fraser, and, via Nightwood Theatre, Andrea Donaldson. Osia is the story of a Ghanaian family who struggles to find a better future. The youngest of the family, Harmosia, straddles two worlds- real and fantasy- as she tries to understand her surroundings.
Directed by Brad Fraser; Assistant Directed by Spencer Schunk; Written by Jijo Quayson; Dramaturgy by Djanet Sears, Brad Fraser and Andrea Donaldson (Nightwood Theatre); Performed by Nicole Nwokolo, Chemika Bennett-Heath, Paul Ohonsi, Chiamaka G. Ugwu, and Roshawn Balgrove; Lighting Design by Brad Fraser and Rachel Forbes; Set and Costume Design by Rachel Forbes; Sound Design and Choral Arrangements by Deanna Choi; Stage Managed by Spencer Schunk; Produced by Rebecca Ballarin; Assistant Produced by Margarita Valderrama; Executive Produced by Jijo Quayson; Social Media Managed by Sophie Munden; Website, Print and Promotional Design by Jijo Quayson; Illustration by Zoya Taylor.
"Emerging artist Jijo Quayson and her heavyweight collaborators bring us this powerful family drama set in Ghana. Inventive and courageous." - Guillermo Verdecchia