ABOUT THE

FESTIVAL

The Obsidian Theatre Festival is a new and invigorating celebration of Black Stories

featuring the work of prolific emerging Black voices, illuminating the rich diversity of experiences relevant to the African diaspora in America.

Produced by Detroiters and entirely in the city of Detroit, The Obsidian Theatre Festival will entertain, educate and provoke thoughtful consideration of a broad theatrical audience, while normalizing the panoply of Black American culture.

WHY WE EXIST

There exists an enduring legacy of storytelling within the Black community.

Actors, writers, musicians, and dancers, capture the richness of Black stories, moving beyond stereotypes and tropes. The Obsidian Theatre Festival exists to uplift both stories as well as storytellers, and firmly believes in the power of art to change lives. Obsidian will provide the community with the powerful platform it deserves by way of a fresh new stage upon which these stories will be meaningfully celebrated.

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WHO RUNS
THE SHOW

Co-Executive Producers

 

Producing Artistic Director

Managing Director

 

Associate Artistic Director

Associate Producer

Company Management Apprentice

 



 

David Carroll
John Sloan III

John Sloan III

Joshua Cashman

Alexis Sims

Chanice Chism

Cam Blackwell

The Obsidian Theatre Festival is a collaborative
effort between
GhostLight Productions and the
Nicely Theatre Group.

REGISTER FOR
THE SHOW
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