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Anitafrika: Director-Dramaturge of Raven Dauda's Addicted at Aki Studio Theatre

Announcing the World Premiere of


Written & Performed by Raven Dauda

Dramaturged & Directed by d’bi.young anitafrika

March 6, 2018 - Toronto ON... The Adedo Collective with contributions by The Watah Theatre is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of Dora Award winning performer Raven Dauda’s power play Addicted. Following rave reviews from a workshop presentation at The Grand Theatre in February 2018, Dauda takes the stage at the Aki Studio with an exclusive run from April 12 to 21, 2018 with a preview performance on April 11, 2018 at 8pm.

Addicted follows Penelope Day, an alcoholic at the end of her rope who finds herself at the mercy of Saving Grace, an unconventional rehab facility and its motley crew of residents. While in treatment, Penelope comes face to face with her inner demons, revealing the ugly truth about her family's destructive past. Leaving Penelope to question what is real, what is not, and if in fact she will survive. Written, performed and created by Dora Award winning actor Raven Dauda, Addicted is a tour-de-force multidisciplinary monodrama that will unapologetically get you hooked.

A professional actor for over twenty-five years, Raven’s illustrious career includes: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS), Falling Water (USA), Designated Survivor (ABC), Heroes Reborn (NBC), Suits (USA), Orphan Black (BBC America/Space), Mary Kills People (Shaw Media), Annedroids (Amazon/TVO), Rookie Blue (CTV), Saving Hope (CTV), Nikita (Warner Bros.), Da Kink In My Hair (Global), The Bridge (CBS), Child Star (Rhombus Media), Soul Food (Showtime), and The Natalie Cole Story (NBC). Raven has received Dora Awards for The Penelopiad (Nightwood Theatre), and Miss Julie: Freedom Summer (Canadian Stage Company/Vancouver Playhouse), and Dora Nominations for The Minotaur (YPT) and Doubt: A Parable (Canadian Stage Company). Other notable works include: 4.48 Psychosis (Necessary Angel Theatre), Tout Comme Elle (Necessary Angel & Luminato Productions), Intimate Apparel (Obsidian Theatre Company, Canadian Stage Company, The Citadel Theatre & Neptune Theatre Productions) and Da Kink In My Hair (Theatre Passe Muraille & Mirvish Productions).

Leading the Addicted team is Director-Dramaturge d’bi.young anitafrika - From facilitating international artist residencies in South Africa, Hawaii, India, Belize, the UK and Costa Rica to being heralded as a YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Arts, the creative endeavors of African-Jamaican d’bi.young anitafrika are globally celebrated. A triple Dora award-winning published playwright-performer, director-dramaturge and emerging scholar, anitafrika is also the creator of the intersectional, decolonialist praxis, the Anitafrika Method. She is the founding Artistic Director of the Watah Theatre and the Anitafrika Retreat Centre where she teaches artists from around the world.  Addressing issues of gender, sexuality, race, class and the human experience through her vast field of artistic knowledge, anitafrika is about to embark upon postgraduate studies in London UK where she will be researching the use of Theatre to address generational trauma in the Black body. Please support her funding campaign at

d’bi.young anitafrika is joined by lighting designer Sharmylae Taffe-Fletcher, stage manager Alexandra Sproule and producer Brett Haynes.

MEDIA:  LOOP Radio: Interview with Raven Dauda

                CBC Interview with Raven Dauda

                The Londoner review

Addicted by Raven Dauda

Playwright & Performer Raven Dauda | Dramaturge + Director d’bi.young anitafrika

Lighting Designer Sharmylae Taff-Fletcher | Producer Brett Haynes

Previews April 11, 2018 | Running  April 12 – 21, 2018 | Tues - Sat at 7:30pm

Sat at 2 pm | Ticket Price General $32.00 + Arts Workers/ Students $27 | PWYC Wed matinees

Aki Studio | 250-585 Dundas Street East Toronto, ON M5A 2B7 | Advance Tickets