BLACK & RURAL @ Venables Theatre

Event Dates:
  • Thu April 4, 2024 7:30 PM
  • Event Cost: Adults $30, 18 & under $20

Black & Rural is the story of a lone Black country woman struggling to defy the monolith of what matters to Black lives. Derived from dozens of real-life interviews with Black folk tucked away on the countryside across Canada, Shayna Jones weaves together a story of vulnerability, quiet triumph, and striking humanity. The show features Shayna’s unique storytelling voice, interspersed with new folkloric tales and verbatim reflections from her interviewees.

“Spell-binding. Black & Rural awakens a deep-seated longing in many of us who live busy, noisy, urban lives and wonder why we live the way we do. One life. No rewind.” -Jo Ledingham
“Pi Theatre has brought to the stage an exceptionally important piece of art …Black & Rural puts forward timeless tales and fresh perspectives.” – Stir Vancouver

ADVISORY INFORMATION: Black + Rural is drawn from the true stories of Black Canadians, and explores their lived experiences with frankness and grace. This show features strong language. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to

Written, performed, and created by Shayna Jones