d’bi will be pursuing a Masters at Goldsmith’s University in London in order to research the Anitafrika Method and Theatre of Ritual-Self-Recovery as outgrowths of Dub Poetry and African-Caribbean Theatre. To support d’bi in her endeavor to pursue this important research donate to her Go Fund Me Page: gofundme.com/dbimafund
On September 16, 2018 at the Lula Lounge, we will be hosting Encore! A Watah Theatre Concert and Book Launch! After five years of ongoing programming, Watah is shifting into running a year-long playwright residency and co-producing one mainstage production for the upcoming season. We will be announcing the Playwright-in-Residence for the the upcoming 2018-2019 Empires Do Not Fall Quietly Season.
And that’s not all – we will be launching three exciting new books on Spolrusie Publishing: Black Solo lV, the 4th Watah Theatre Anthology of Plays; Short & Long Prayers by Lexi Sproule; and Memoir of an Ugly Duckling by d'bi.young anitafrika
D’bi.Young Anitafrika Headlines New Poetry Series in Kingston Jamaica on June 28, 2018 at The Phoenix Theatre Blue Room.
The Watah Theatre is going on hiatus for the upcoming season. Join us in highlighting 4 years of supporting and developing the legacy of Black Theatre through the production and cultivation of Black & diverse works. It is a time to celebrate all that Watah has accomplished with our community in just 4 years!
Dark Day Monday is a curated monthly performance series featuring artists who defy expectations and break boundaries. We seek out acts that explore, play, and fuck with performance forms or genres. D’bi.Young Anitafrika is this month’s feature.
d'bi.young anitafrika presents Keynote Workshop at Book Summit 18 publishers' conference for writers, librarians, booksellers, literary agents, media. This theme of this year's summit is Disrupt Your Publishing Game.
The Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory (DREC) is hosting a critical conversation about research cultures and economies in the Arts & Humanities, revolving around “The Labour of Being Studied/The Labour of Refusing to be Studied,” with distinguished speakers Aylan Couchie, d’bi.young anitafrika, Emily Simmonds and Karyn Recollet.
d'bi.young anitafrika directs and dramaturges speaking of sneaking by Daniel Jelani Ellis, using the Anitafrika Method. Show runs from May 2-11 at The Theatre Centre.
Anitafrika Headlines Doing Our Thing Conferene by Dance Immersion
d'bi.young anitafrika dramaturges and directs Addicted by Raven Dauda, an outgrowth of the Anitafrika Method at The Watah Theatre.
d'bi.young anitafrika gives Keynote address at George Brown during Healthy Campus Week focusing on the use of the Anitafrika Method to develop a self-care routine.
- Sat, Mar 10, 20184:00 PM Sat, Mar 17, 201812:00 PM
- Anitafrika Retreat Centre (map)
MARCH BREAK $2000 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! $2500 After January 21, 2018.
Yemoya is a week long international aritst residency facilitated by d'bi.young anitafrika.
d'bi.young anitafrika Keynotes the Racialised & Indigenous Women’s Symposium 2018
Check out the Live Interview with Triple Dora Award Winning artist d'bi.young anitafrika
Anitafrika presents an excerpt reading of her new play Once Upon a Black Boy exploring emerging Black masculinity, motherhood, mortality and structural racism in Toronto Canada.
d'bi.young anitafrika dramaturges and directs I Cannot Lose My Mind by Najla Nubyanluv, which emerges from the Anitafrika Method at the Watah Theatre.
THE GATHERING is an event that brings together artists, Arts organizations, and educators to discuss their work on pluralism in the Arts. On the November 28th, we will be hosting THE GATHERING: Pluralism in Aesthetics, a panel discussion followed by a showcase of performances by three artists.
This is the second year of the Black Brilliance conference which focuses on issues which affect empowerment for youth, and especially for youth of African and Caribbean heritage. Last year was the first time ever that TDSB had a black student conference that was student run. The conference is led by the students, for the students, in order to promote empowerment and awareness from student experience and student voice perspectives.
Lukumi formerly entitled Bleeders by d'bi.young anitafrika, is an Afro-futurist Dub Opera set in post-apocalypse Turtle Island in 2167, 150 years after WWIII and 100 years after the Period of Explosions (PoE). Ahosi Mino must send a Lukumi on a vision quest, descending through nine layers of earth, to find humanity's redemption or to die trying.
Spend a Day with d'bi. this summer at The Anitafrika Retreat Centre being mentored in the Anitafrika Sorplusi Method for creative development.
Through music, poetry and dance, seven women weave their stories of love, heartache, violence and joy into a powerful mosaic of the experiences of African-American women. This seminal work celebrates the power of reclaiming one’s voice.
The Watah Theatre
presents BloodClaat by d'bi.young anitafrika
Part 1 of The Sankofa Trilogy
October 26-November 20, 2016
Doors Open 6:30pm | Show 7pm Weds-Sat (Weds PWYC)
2pm Matinee Weds & Sundays
Anitafrika Retreat Centre
BIPOC Womxn's Wholistic Retreat
The BIPOC Womxn Wholistic Retreat is a two-day healing getaway hosted by the Anitafrika Retreat Centre for trans and cis gendered womxn who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.
Q2Q: A Symposium on Queer Theatre and Performance in Canada
July 20-24, 2016
SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University and the frank theatre company