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Omari Newton

In conversation with award winning actor and playwright Omari Newton about his career and his experiences as both an actor and a playwright in Canada. To watch live, keep an eye on our Facebook page or Youtube channel. The YouTube video will be ready on this page one week before we go live at 2PM. You can watch here on this webpage; on Facebook or YouTube! The video will also be archived here to watch on demand.

February 26, 2022


40 minutes


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Omari Newton
Actor & Playwright


Starting his career in Montreal as an actor, Omari studied theatre at Concordia University and NTS. His career as a playwright began with the creation of his hip/hop theatre production Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of . The play and the creation of his hip hop theatre company Boldskool Productions were his response as an artist to the 2008 Montreal police shooting of unarmed Fredy Villanueva. He is currently developing a companion piece Black and Blue Matters with Black Theatre Workshop and the NAC. He now lives in Vancouver where, in addition to his work as a playwright, he has a very exciting TV and film career. 

Watch Omari’s TedTalk The Essential Service of Art.

The 2022 Saturday Salons are part of Artistic Diversity Discussion @ Centaur, which is generously sponsored by Canada Life.

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