Theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu on seeing her own story reflected in Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley

Award-winning theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu is putting her own spin on Claudia Dey's play Trout Stanley for a new production that's on now at Toronto's Factory Theatre.
Factory Theatre's production of Trout Stanley, written by Claudia Dey and directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu. (Joseph Michael Photography)

From The Brothers Size to Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape, award-winning theatre director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu has led critically-acclaimed plays that centre around what it means to be black. Her latest play is a re-staging of playwright Claudia Dey's Trout Stanley. It's a comedy-thriller about a mysterious man who shakes up the lives of twin sisters in a small town in Northern B.C. and Otu is staging it with a cast of all black actors. She joined q's Tom Power live in studio to talk about putting her own spin on the play's story for a new production that's running now at Toronto's Factory Theatre until Sunday, Nov. 10.

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