Re-imagining black history on stage with 'Venus' Daughter'

Meghan Swaby's new play Venus' Daughter is about a modern-day woman who is guided by the spirit of Sara Baartman — a Khoisan woman from 19th century South Africa who was sold to a human zoo in Paris

Meghan Swaby's new play runs at Toronto's Obsidian Theatre Company until February 28

Obsidian Theatre Company is staging the world premiere of Meghan Swaby's new play "Venus' Daughter." The play follows a modern day woman who is guided by the spirit of a woman who was part of a human zoo exhibit in the 19th century. 3:59

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