September 15 - October 7

click here to visit the show page for the 2018 production

Imprisoned in Canada for committing a violent crime, a young man from Ghana tells his cellmates a story on the eve of his release. Although there is great risk in sharing his tale, he must tell it to be truly free. Through storytelling, dance, and live music, Obaaberima chronicles a young African-Canadian’s journey across continents, genders, races, and sexualities.

photo of Tawiah M’Carthy by Tanja-Tiziana.


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents


created and performed by Tawiah M’carthy
directed by Evalyn Parry
live music by Kobena Aquaa-Harrison
set + costumes by Camellia Koo
lighting by Michelle Ramsay

photos by Jeremy Mimnagh

★★★1/2 (out of 4)”A TOUR DE FORCE”

-Toronto Star (read article)

NNNN (out of 5) “a resonant script that offers a complex look at human sexuality”

-Now Magazine (read article)

“Buddies once again gives voice to a thrilling story teller”

-BlogTO (read article)


-Fab Magazine (read article)