aportia chryptych

Think on Me: Aportia Chryptych is a new devised work led by multi-disciplinary artist Howard J. Davis and featuring Virigilia Griffith.


They have come together to utilize their multi-disciplinary skills in acting, dance, singing and film to tell the story of Portia White, a Canadian operatic contralto who premiered at the age of 30 in Toronto on Nov. 7, 1941 and became the first Black concert singer to win international acclaim in the early 20th century.


the piece is currently being created and developed through the generous support of 


through the theatre creators reserve fund recommenders

volcano theatre
suitcase in point

additional space provided by 

Portia White [Image used courtesy of the estate of Bill and Vivian White Yousuf Karsh / Library and Archives Canada / pa-192783

supported by the National Ballet's of Canada's Residency Programme and the Caravan Farm Theatre National Playwrights Retreat