Tawiah M'Carthy, Brad Cook

Maanomaa, My Brother

A Co-Production between Blue Bird Theatre Collective and Canadian Stage

Co-created by Tawiah M'Carthy and Brad Cook with Anne-Marie Donovan

When childhood friends Kwame and Will reunite in Ghana for the funeral of a loved one, they realize just how much has changed since the events that separated them 25 years earlier.

 As they struggle with the urge to keep stories from the past buried and the desire to connect, resurfaced memories set them on a journey to discover a truth that neither of them expected. Blending together styles of West African and Canadian theatre, Maanomaa mixes myth with reality, and the past with the present.

Please note: There is no late entry permitted for Maanomaa, My Brother. Any latecomers will need to reschedule their tickets with the box office.

Please note this performance is located at 26 Berkeley Street Theatre, Upstairs Theatre. This theatre is not wheelchair accessible, and requires 2 flights of stairs. Please contact the box office if you have any questions or concerns.


  • Philip Akin

Co-created by

  • Tawiah M'Carthy
  • Brad Cook
  • Anne-Marie Donovan

Written by

  • Tawiah M'Carthy
  • Brad Cook


  • Natasha Mumba
  • Wole Oguntokun

Cultural Consultant

  • Wole Oguntokun

Script Consultant

  • Wole Oguntokun

Assistant Director

  • Aldrin Bundoc

Costume Designer

  • Joanna Yu

Assistant Costume Designer

  • Des'ree Gray

Lighting Designer

  • Andre du Toit

Sound Designer

  • Christopher-Elizabeth 


  • Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison


  • Beth Wong
  • Laura Pomeroy

Dialect & Voice Coach

  • Jane Gooderham


  • Tawiah M'Carthy
  • Brad Cook

Set conceived by

  • Anne-Marie Donovan
  • Brad Cook
  • Tawiah M'Carthy

Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager

  • Sabrina Weinstein

Education & Outreach Coordinator

  • Paul Smith

Dialect Coach

  • Akosua Amo-Adem

Stage Manager

  • Anna Kaltenbach

Maanomaa, My Brother is generously underwritten by Huw Evans & Kathryn Bird.

The development of Maanoma, My Brother was made possible by the generous support of artsNB, Nightswimming, the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Council for the Arts, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

New Brunswick Arts Board

Currently Playing at Canadian Stage

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