Black and Blue Matters

Feb 20, 2022 - Mar 06, 2022 | Sylvan Adams Theatre

We are heartbroken to inform you that the Segal Centre presentation of Black Theatre Workshop's production of Black and Blue Matters will not run as advertised this winter. Despite our best efforts with ongoing work and rehearsal, due to the sudden changes in timeline caused by COVID closures and reopenings, as well as the demanding reality of producing a new musical, it will be impossible to put on this new show at the moment. Out of the best interests for the team and for our audiences, and for our commitment to the important subject matter, Black and Blue Matters will be postponed until the Segal Centre’s and 2022-2023 seasons. We are committed to ensuring that artists' contracts are honoured. We thank the CALQ for their continued support for the theatre industry which has helped us to protect artists from lost wages. We hope to see you all in large numbers next season for this very special show.

The Segal Centre presents
a Black Theatre Workshop production

By Omari Newton
Directed by Diane Roberts

World Premiere – A vital new Hip Hop musical for our turbulent times

Black and Blue Matters is a world premiere of a satirical and interactive Hip Hop musical that offers an honest and urgent examination of tension between police and marginalized communities. The two sides face off in a deconstructed jury trial that takes the form of a rap battle. The piece sparks an impassioned dialogue between Sammy, a Black teenager clinging to life after being shot by a white police officer, and David, the white police officer who shot him. Presented by renowned Montreal theatre company Black Theatre Workshop, Black and Blue Matters deconstructs the justice system and white supremacy, and directly confronts anti-Black racism and how it affects all of us.


“This incredible new musical elevates the discussion and debate surrounding racial justice and has the potential to affect change. This may be the most important piece of theatre to come out of the pandemic.”

Content Advisory 
The Segal Centre believes that our patrons can determine what is distressing, triggering, or offensive for themselves, and what is appropriate for their children. We prefer not to set specific age-based restrictions but, rather, offer content advisories for each show. Of course, should you be unsure based on the advisories, please contact us and we will be happy to help you with your decision. 

  • Content includes discussions of police brutality, anti-Black racism, white supremacy, gun violence 
  • Enhanced sound 
  • Mild audience participation