Our Fathers, sons, Lovers and little brothers

A Black Theatre Workshop and Tarragon Theatre co-production.

Based on the world premiere production produced by b current.

Written & Performed by Makambe K Simamba

Directed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

On Tour January 2023-March 2023

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.


Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers – Creative Team

Makambe K. Simamba – Playwright/Performer

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard – Director

Trevor Schwellnus – Set and Video Designer

Andrea Lundy – Lighting Designer

Diana Reyes – Sound Designer

Maddie Bautista – Original Music Composer

Sandi Becker – Stage Manager

Amber Hood – Touring Technical Director

Daniel Jelani Ellis – Artistic Consultant

Black Theatre Workshop

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.