The award-winning playwright, Natasha Adiyana Morris, is racking praise and selling out houses with her first full-length play, The Negroes Are Congregating. Listen to the rawness and realness of Black-Canadians, their truth & perceptions, from experiences with identity and racism in modern Canadian life. A diverse cast of African and Caribbean roots, from Toronto, will thrill you with this vibrant new play.
The Negroes are Congregating poses an unapologetic and impolite perspective about the ongoing effects of racism in Canada and around the world. Delivered through a fusion of spoken word, satire, and soulful dialect, audiences are invited to experience raw truths up close and personal – leaving them with an understanding of what it means to be Black, proud, and ready.
Each performance includes an audience discussion.
Algonquin Student Association Presents The Negroes Are Congregating, inside the 700-seat Algonquin Commons Theatre. September 2022.
Across Canada, Natasha is quickly becoming known as an exceptional talent to follow, an emerging playwright who creates complex, daring, honest and highly relevant works.
– Laura Nanni, SummerWorks Artistic and Managing Director
The Negroes Are Congregating received a Dora Mavor Award nomination for ‘Outstanding New Play’ and has been presented internationally including: Théâtre de l’Usine (Geneva, Switzerland); Black Theatre Network Conference (Memphis, TN); SummerWorks Performance Festival (Toronto, Ontario), and the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival (selected as “Producer’s Pick”).
Photo credit: Sean Dean Brown
2020 Production Credits
PIECE OF MINE Arts with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille presents The Negroes Are Congregating
Saturday, February 29th to Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Uche Ama, Christopher Bautista, and Christopher Parker.
Written and Directed by Natasha Adiyana Morris
Produced and Production Managed by Troy De Four
Dramaturgy by Donna Michelle St Bernard and Lincoln Anthony Blades
Stage Management by Christie Maingot
Production Design/Wardrobe Design by Nalo Soyini Bruce
Lighting Design by Lance Braithwaite
Assistant Production Design/Wardrobe Design by Krystin Leigh Smith
Production Assistance by Tinesha Richards