Yellowman

Nightwood Theatre in Co-Production with Obsidian Theatre Company

BY DAEL ORLANDERSMITH | DIRECTED BY WEYNI MENGESHA

Mengesha directed the Canadian premiere of the Pulitzer Prize nominated play Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith.  Yellowman is a work of staggering truth about internal racism: the fractured divisions that occur between people based on the shade of their skin.  It is a love story and a tale about families and the damage they inflict upon each other.

Tense, gripping theatre of a high order...This one deserves to be high up on your ‘must see’ list.
— The Toronto Star
[Mengesha] has done a triumphant job...Yellowman is a co-production by Nightwood and Obsidian, and it’s the best thing I’ve seen from either company. Unbelievable.
— The National Post