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

February 22-26, 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

Written & Performed by Makambe K. Simamba 

Directed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard 

Lighting Design by Andrea Lundy 

Sound Design by Diana Reyes 

Video Design by Trevor Schwellnus

Choreographic Consultation by Shakeil Rollock

Original Sound Composition by Maddie Bautista

Dramaturgy by Audrey Dwyer

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.

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