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 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.