2021 Black History Month School Tour

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers

On tour in the greater Montreal region: February 8-26, 2021

By Makambe K. Simamba

February 26, 2012, Florida. A 17-year-old Black boy wearing a hoodie leaves a 7/11 carrying a bag of Skittles and an iced tea. He never makes it home. Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers invites us into the infamous world of one teen, into his last moments, and into his intricate dance to the afterlife.

The award-winning Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers And Little Brothers​ is a poignant tale of what it means to be a young Black man in North American society. Yes, even in Canada, the mistreatment of people of colour by authorities or armed individuals is well documented. Think of Colten Boushie or Fredy Villanueva. This story affects us all.

Recommended grades: grade 9 – 11; CEGEP (content not suitable for elementary schools)

Please find below additional details about the show.

Please consult our study guide here: Study Guide

For more information on our school tour please contact Christine Rodriguez schooltour@blacktheatreworkshop.ca

We would like to thank the Cole Foundation for their support of this production.

Black Theatre Workshop began touring to Montreal schools in 1983 as a way to provide educators with appropriate content that they could share with their students during Black History Month. These plays for young audiences have shared stories about the Black Diaspora, historical figures and civil rights heroes as well as recounting the experiences of contemporary Black characters. For over thirty years, the tour has travelled to well over a dozen schools performing to thousands of students every season. It has become a staple of Black History Month that the Black community and educational institutions, English- and French-language alike, look forward to every year. It is an important part of Montreal’s community and contribution to theatre for young people that we hope to continue for many years to come, hopefully creating a better future for all through the magical world of theatre.

Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s longest running Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists. Black Theatre Workshop is an award-winning English-speaking theatre company based in Montreal, Quebec.