February 2023


Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers

by Makambe K. Simamba, Directed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
February 1 - 19, 2023
Beyond the headlines & the hashtags

A Tarragon Theatre & Black Theatre Workshop co-production based on the world premiere production by b current

“…utterly gripping and rendered with great tenderness and bravery. It’s among the most affecting things I’ve ever seen on a stage.” – Mooney on Theatre

“Simamba is magnetic…a glorious, heartbreaking moment of live theatre.” – Intermission Magazine

“Simamba’s performance is as rich and nuanced as her Dora Award-winning script. Don’t miss this show.” NOW Magazine

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.



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Photos: Makambe K. Simamba, photo by Cylla von Tiedemann | Set & Video design: Trevor Schwellnus | Lighting design: Andrea Lundy