Founded in 2016 by Troy Crossfield, our house is one built on a solid
foundation of faith and excellence. We are a Black owned,
multifaceted, award -winning production company, with talent in
theatre, film, TV & music.
Everything that we do at Crossfield House Productions is grounded in
our 3 pillars: Story telling through engaging content, Creating
memorable experiences, and Empowering our community. Our
productions tell our stories with honesty, compassion, transparency,
and love. We are a house where the lights are always on and where
creatives are watered daily.
President & Chief Executive Officer
is the founder of award winning collective Crossfield House Productions (CHP), a production group that brings to the world the stories of Black Canadians through the art of theatre and film. CHP started in 2016, and since then has had over 9 sold out shows performed in front of thousands of audience members. 2020 will continue to see the growth of CHP with its upcoming feature length film, A Little White Lie, a new theatrical piece called Ninety Four, both written and produced by Troy (and his writing partners Sheronna Osbourne, and Tazia Harris) and the final play in the “Lies” trilogy – The Last Lie.
Not just an entertainer, Troy is a mentor to those in the community; through his monthly support group Iron Sharpens Iron, his annual Passing Blessings Holiday Toy Drive, his class teaching Gender Society & the Arts at Carlton University, or sharing his journey on various stages (BYOB), Troy is committed to building positive relationships & experiences for the black community.
In the entertainment industry for over 10 years, Troy has been featured in numerous plays as a lead actor, has been on tour in the U.S for Darren Anthony's (Playing with Crayons) 'Secrets of a Black Boy'. He had his television debut in playwright and producer, Trey Anthony’s “The Kink in My Hair” and film debut in the horror film ‘Abandoned Souls’. A multi-faceted artist, Troy has a major songwriting pub deal with U.S recording label Sony ATV and rapper-actor Ludacris’ DTP (Disturbing the Peace) label. He has penned for artists such as Kardinal Official, Natalie LaRose, and Shareefa and is also the manager for rising Toronto music stars, Jaiden Lewis and Swagger Rite.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Actress, writer, producer, and director, Sheronna Osbourne is an award winning, multifaceted artist whose passions have enabled her to move easily in front of and behind the camera. As part of the of Crossfield House Productions (CHP) collective, a production house that uses theatrical arts and film to bring dynamic stories to life, Osbourne ensures that the creative needs of each project is met while also meeting critical deadlines and budgets.
One third of the writing team at CHP, Osbourne has already written, produced and co-directed her first feature short film titled “A Little White Lie” and co-wrote, produced and co-directed CHP’s latest theatrical piece “Ninety Four”. Ninety Four was performed as a “piece in development” in February (2020) as part of the Kuumba 25th Festival at Habourfront Centre for Black History Month and recently selected for the prestigious Atlanta Black Theatre Festival this October. In addition to the many hats Osbourne wears, one of her most coveted job titles is “Head Costume Designer and Creative Director” at Crossfield House Productions.
Outside of CHP, Osbourne serves as a Mentor for the Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program in Toronto where she assists young artists in defining their passions and mapping out their artistic careers. Osbourne is a host of the popular bi-weekly podcast “Behind Tha Stage” where she shares her journey on navigating the entertainment industry and is also a Costume Buyer for the IATSE film union in Toronto. Some of her costume work can be found on shows like “Designated Survivor”, “Grand Army”, “Salt n’ Pepa” and most recently in the upcoming feature film “Flint Strong”. As an actress, Osbourne has worked on campaigns with global companies such as Netflix, Google, Walmart, & Tazo Tea and has performed in Accra, Ghana and Washington, DC
Director of Business Operations
“If I had to say one thing I’m good at, it would be I’m good at planting seeds. No, not the ones that grow trees (no green thumb here!), but the ones that initiate changes in our thoughts or behaviour.” For the past 16 years, in her role as a Facilitator, Tisha Reid has worked with companies like Bell TV, Banana Republic, Canada Post and Carnival Cruise Line, to grow and develop their employees professionally and personally. As a storyteller, she has honed her ability to weave in relatable experiences and life lessons to connect and engage with her audience while delivering informative and impactful learning.
Reid truly loves adding value to others and is a firm believer in the Servant Leadership mindset. While on the Board of Directors for the Black Business and Professional Association, she co-organized the $15,000 fundraising initiative that provided over 350 youth and young adults the opportunity to see Black Panther, for free, on opening day. Reid has also developed and conducted workshops focused on leadership and personal development for non-profit organizations: The East Scarborough Storefront, The Scarborough Hub and The Working Women Community Centre.
A firm believer that to be successful one must have a strong foundation, Reid is currently building the foundation of Crossfield House Productions (CHP), of which she is a Partner and the Director of Business Operations. CHP is a proudly black-owned, award-winning production company located in Toronto whose theatrical productions have graced the stages in Toronto, Washington, DC and Accra, Ghana.
“I’m a big dreamer and believer of faith, and the first step for making your dream come true is putting the paper to pen. Writing lets me create the stories that I wanted to see growing up.” Tazia Harris may be new to the professional writing world, but she has been honing her skills for years. In 2019, she wrote her first feature called RONi.
“What I love about Roni is that as soon as you meet her, you fall in love. Her spirit is just so kind, she’s very smart, quirky, and fearless. She is a Black woman navigating life while rising up the ranks in the technology world, which is something that we don’t often see. As we get to explore the world through the lens of Roni you’ll come to know a layered individual, someone who reminds you of your friend, your sister, or yourself.”
Tazia Harris is part of the award-winning theatre collective, Crossfield House Productions. As one-third of the writing team at CHP, Harris has produced numerous productions and including CHP’s latest theatrical piece called “Ninety Four”.
Outside of CHP, Harris works in the Medical Field and enjoys traveling, fine dining, and running.
Director-Content and Production
After a decade-long career in criminal law with the Ministry of the Attorney General in the Ontario Court of Justice, Adeela decided to take a leap of faith, leaving her 9-5 to pursue her passion for business and entrepreneurship. She is the creator of The Carter Strategy Group. A global consulting firm that specializes in strategic planning and business development for entrepreneurs, small businesses and corporate clients.
As a full-time entrepreneur with extensive experience in network marketing, Adeela has created a widely successful team helping other entrepreneurs meet and exceed their personal and financial goals. She has also worked with personal brands and influencers by creating specific marketing campaigns relevant to their business objectives and their goals. She is the co-creator of Pitch Better, a Canada wide workshop series for women entrepreneurs and business owners. Helping women unlock the power moves and secrets of the trade to scale their businesses in the new global economy.
Adeela, a Trinidadian-Canadian, is intelligent, brave and unapologetic about her hustle, promotion of others, self-love and living her life on her own terms.