THEATRE/DANCE: Black & Blue Matters - Track 1: No One Gives a F**k About a Cop.

A Black Theatre Workshop Production presented by NAC English Theatre’s Grand Acts of Theatre

Black and Blue Matters - Track 1: No One Gives a F**k About a Cop is a rap battle between Sammir Frederique, a Black teenager who was shot nine times by a police officer, and David Harrison, the white police officer who shot him.

This installation performance is an excerpt from Black and Blue Matters, a satirical, interactive Hip Hop musical written by Omari Newton and directed by Diane Roberts, that deconstructs the justice system, truth, white supremacy, and the nature of post/neo-colonial trauma. It will premiere Sylvan Adams Theatre, Montreal, Canada on February 20 – March 6, 2022. Then remounted at Azrieli Studio1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Canada on March 15 – March 27, 2022 – 8PM

So stay tuned! ;)

Teaser #1

Teaser #2

Teaser #3

Teaser #4

Behind the scenes footage of the teasers being filmed:

In the studio:

The notebook holds all the secrets


Playwright, Lyricist Omari Newton

Director Diane Roberts

Performers Nindy Banks, Jaleesa Coligny, Justin Johnson, Troy Slocum, Tali Taliwa

Sound Designer, Composer Troy Slocum

Set and Costume Designer Nalo Soyini Bruce

Lighting Designer Tim Rodrigues

Choreographer Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé

Production Manager Hannah Kirby

Technical Director Tanner Harvey

Video George Allister (VideoCompany), Patrick Boivin (VideoCompany)

Assistant Director Lydie Dubuisson

Sound Engineer Rob Denton

Stage Manager Danielle Skene

Make up artist Mlle Geri

Assistant Costume Designer Courtney Moses Orbin

DJ Godfather D