X and da spirit
- Deconstruction Productions
- Donovan Hayden
- 60 minutes
'X', an unassuming Black man, encounters 'da spirit of the struggle', an entity that transmits the knowledge of Black resistance through a mural in Toronto. Having received centuries of knowledge in seconds, he must find his role while learning the personal consequences of activism.
The show is a celebration of Toronto Blackness and activism using rap, dance, spoken word, and graffiti. Come feel "da spirit" with us.
Follow us on Instagram @xanddaspirit for updates and to learn more.
- Rais Clarke-Mendes
- Donovan Hayden
- Brendan McMurtry-Howlett
- Stage Manager
- Nilanka Nisalagel
- Sound Designer
- Mohamed Ahmed
- Set Designer
- Chris Leal
- Lighting Designer
- Emily Pople
9 : Native Earth's Aki Studio
585 Dundas Street E
- Level of Physical Access
- Self-screening form
- Proof of vaccination
- Air Conditioned
More about the company
X and da spirit was created and will be performed by young-in-craft racialized artists. Our priority is to present a show that centers Black experiences of resistance and is accessible to Black, Indigenous, Racialized, low-income, and non-traditional theatre audiences.
If cost is a barrier for you to attend the show please reach out to us on Instagram or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This production was created in Tkaronto also known as Toronto. The traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Our team is comprised of settlers and the descendants of enslaved people. It is important, we recognize that the struggles for Black and Indigenous liberation are inextricably linked. May we all be good ancestors.
Parental guidance advisedGunshotsAbrupt cuesAudience participationMature language
Performance deals with themes of police violence and anti-Black racism.
Audience participation details
Audience members will be asked to respond to characters in the show through call and response.
Some audience members may be asked to directly interact with the actors. Actors will ask for volunteers. Audience members will not be called on and will not have to go on stage or perform.
X and da spirit relies heavily on audio-visual elements. The show may be difficult for people who are blind, vision impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing to enjoy.