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Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents “Redbone Coonhound” February 7-March 5

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Out for a walk in their West End neighbourhood, Mike and Marissa—an interracial couple—meet a dog with an unfortunate breed name: Redbone Coonhound. This small detail unleashes a cascading debate between them about race and their relationship that manifests as a series of micro-plays, each satirizing contemporary perspectives on modern culture. Through its hard-hitting comedic elements, Redbone Coonhound explores the intricacies of subtle and overt polemics of race, systemic power and privilege in remarkable, surprising and hilarious ways.

A wild and subversive journey back through history and into the future.

Redbone Coonhound reveals deep fears, rage, insecurities and, ultimately, hope.

Redbone Coonhound

Written by Amy Lee Lavoie and Omari Newton

Directed by Micheline Chevrier with Kwaku Okyere

Live on stage: February 7 - March 5, 2023



set design by Jawon Kang

costume design by Nalo Soyini Bruce

lighting design by Michelle Ramsay

sound design by Thomas Ryder Payne

projection design by Frank Donato

animation by Dezmond Arnkvarn

dramaturgy by Stephen Drover and Myekah Payne

stage management by Daniel Oulton

apprentice stage management by Julian Smith


Christopher Allen ("Mike", "Glib", "Tom"), Kwesi Ameyaw ("Jogger 1", "Still", "Jimmy", "Gerald", "Comrade Blackity Black"), Lucinda Davis ("Jogger 3", "Harriet Tubman", "Aisha", "Comrade Black"), Brian Dooley ("Jeffery", "Dolley", "Producer" (voice), "Dad"), Deborah Drakeford ("Camille", "Jennifer", "Mom", "Karen"), Jesse Dwyre ("Jogger 2", "Zach", "Jordan", "Jamal", "Roger"), Chala Hunter ("Marissa", "Miss Sue", "Alice")

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