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.
David Carroll + John Sloan III
Producing Artistic Director
John Sloan III
Associate Artistic Director/
Festival Resident Director
Production Stage Manager
Arts Education Coordinator
Company Management Apprentice