CELAFI 1997 celebrated the dawning of a new era of triumphant bold and original theatre in Canada, an epic chorus of voices distinguished by sensuality, humour and ancient and contemporary spirituality.
Understanding and appreciating the lineage of contemporary black theatre in Canada means confronting it's chameleon-like intercultural influences and manifestations. CELAFI presented a selection of groundbreaking works and works-in-progress by African Canadian playwrights, from full stage productions to intimate gatherings, a collection of programs that still challenge, provoke and entertain
Canadian "Black Theatre " is often characterized as "theatre of survival," wrapped in humour, sensuality, rhythms and spirituality. Understanding and appreciating the lineage means confronting its chameleonic intercultural influences and manifestations. CELAFI 1997 brought a number of significant contemporary theatrical works to the stage.