DD-TD Black Playwrights Mentoring Program – Table For Two Reading
February 28, 2021
In partnership with TD and Soulpepper we present a reading of a new play by Akusoa Amo-Adem, produced as part of our DD-TD Black Playwrights Program.
Table For Two is a comedic play about a thirty-five year old Ghanaian-Canadian woman on a journey to find an epic love. While waiting at a restaurant for her date to arrive, Abena Ohemaa Frimpong (aka Abby) recounts the different failed and successful relationships she has had in her life; including the one with her very traditional and meddlesome Ghanaian Mother. It is through the retelling of her experiences and confronting past and present wounds that Abby ultimately discovers the epic love she has been searching for has been there all along; it just took one really bad date to see it.
Akosua Amo-Adem is an actor, writer, and director/acting coach based in Toronto. Through out her career Akosua has appeared in a variety of plays around the city. Her selected credits include Obsidian Theatre’s School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play (Head Mistress Francis), Venus’ Daughters (Venus/Sarah); Soulpepper Theatre’s A Streetcar Named Desire (Eunice), For Colored Girls…(Lady in Green), Father Comes Home From The Wars…(Leader/Runaway), The Crucible (Tituba); Company Theatre’s Domesticated (Talk Show Host); Canadian Stage’s Tartuffe (Dorine) and Theatre Passe Muraille’s The Middle Place (as Kaaliha/Dee). She was an assistant director on Harlem Duet at Tarragon Theatre and co-directed Shades, a dance theatre piece by Esie Mensah. She is a published author with an article called See Me in Intermission online magazine and appeared on NOW Magazine’s 2019 list of top ten theatre artists in Toronto. She is also a series regular as Stacie on the TV show Kim’s Convenience on CBC gem and Netflix!
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