March 1-11, 2023
Green Light Arts Theatre presents
A Tarragon Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop co-production
Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers, and Little Brothers
Written and Performed by Makambe K Simamba
Directed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Based on the world premiere production produced by b current
ABOUT THE SHOW
Slimm, a seventeen-year-old Black boy in a hoodie suddenly finds himself in the first moments of his afterlife. What happens next is a sacred journey through the unknown, as Slimm grapples with the truth of the life he lived and the death he didn’t choose.
Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers is a protest for all Black life beyond headlines and hashtags, a prayer for all families left behind, and a promise to the community that all Black lives matter.
Winner of the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance of an Individual in the Theatre for Young Audiences Category; Platform Presents Playwright's Prize 2021 Shortlist.
This Presentation in Kitchener, ON by Green Light Arts is part of a 2023 Tour with stops in Winnipeg (Prairie Theatre Exchange), Montreal (Black Theatre Workshop), and Saskatoon (Persephone Theatre).
AUDIENCE ADVISORY: This play deals with racism, racialized police violence, gun violence, discussions of religion and death, racialized language, swearing, and Marijuana use.
RUNNING TIME: 75 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION
Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers was developed and first produced by b current (Toronto, ON) in 2019. Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers is produced by permission of the Playwright and Marquis Literary (Colin Rivers) www.MQlit.ca.
The Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts
36 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3
Playwright & Performer: Makambe K Simamba
Director: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Set & Video Designer: Trevor Schwellnus
Lighting Designer: Andrea Lundy
Sound Designer: Diana Reyes
Original Music Composition: Maddie Bautista
Choreographic Consultant: Shakeil Rollock
Artistic Consultant: Daniel Jelani Ellis
Stage Manager: Sandi Becker
Touring Production Manager: Gerry Egan
For Green Light Arts
Production Manager: Paul Pembleton
Producer: Carin Lowerison
Producer: Matt White
ONLY 5 General Performances:
Wed. March 1, 2023 | 8:00PM
Sun. March 5, 2023 | 4:00PM (pay-what-you-can)
Tue. March 7, 2023 | 8:00PM
Fri. March 10, 2023 | 8:00PM
Sat. March 11, 2023 | 4:00PM
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