DD-TD Black Playwrights Program- Blood and Memory Live Reading (Obsidian Theatre)
May 3, 2021
DD was thrilled to host a private reading of Blood and Memory, a new played by Dainty Smith, produced in partnership with TD and Obsidian Theatre as part of our DD-TD Black Playwrights Program.
Blood and Memory is a re-visioning of Lilith and Eve in the Garden of Eden. It is a conversation between Lilith and Eve, two Black women, who talk about life, sex, shadism and choices in the Garden of Eden, moments before Eve bites the fruit.
Dainty Smith is a Toronto based Actor, Burlesque Performer, Playwright, Producer and curator. She believes that through the art of storytelling and a willingness to be exposed that genuine human connections can be made. Her performances often tell deeply vulnerable stories regarding race, religion, sexuality and challenging social boundaries.
She wrote and self-produced a multidisciplinary play titled Daughters of Lilith, which is currently part of B Current Theatre’s Playwright Incubation 2021 season. The second play by Dainty Smith is titled Blood and Memory, which is currently being workshopped and supported by Obsidian Theatre in collaboration with Diaspora Dialogues.
Her diverse array of stage performances includes, Mayworks Festival, Rock. Paper. Sistahz for B Current Theatre, Caminos Festival for Aluna Theatre, The Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and the Luminato Arts Festival. She is the founder of Les Femme Fatales: Women of Colour burlesque troupe, the first burlesque troupe for women and femmes of colour in Canada.