Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers, and Little Brothers

A Tarragon Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop co-production
Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers, and Little Brothers
  • Dates: Jan 27, 2022 - Jan 28, 2022
  • Location: Metro Studio Theatre
  • Created: Makambe K Simamba
  • Rating: PG14+
  • Genre: Drama, Solo, Storytelling
  • Country: Toronto/Montreal


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Though we looked forward to sharing this story with our patrons, due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the touring company we are announcing the cancellation of the performance dates of Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers as part of Intrepid Theatre’s season, January 27 & 28. The safety of patrons, staff, crew and artists must continue to be our top priority, though we are greatly disappointed to be making this announcement.

 Ticket holders will be contacted for refunds shortly. 


The Metro Studio seating is at less than 50% of the venue capacity.

Slimm, a seventeen-year-old Black boy in a hoodie suddenly finds himself in the first moments of his afterlife. He calls out for God. God does not respond. 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.

“Utterly gripping, and rendered with great tenderness and bravery.” S Bear Bergman – Mooney on Theatre


Written and Performed by Makambe K Simamba
Director – Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Set and Video Design – Trevor Schwellnus
Lighting Design – Andrea Lundy
Sound Design – Diana Reyes
Original Music Composition – Maddie Bautista
Stage Manager – Sandi Becker
Touring Technical Director – Amber Hood
Artistic Consultant – Daniel Jelani Ellis

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Production History:

Premiere – b current performing arts, April 2021 (Dora Mavor Moore Award Winner for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance)
Workshop Presentation – UNO Fest 2018
Workshop Presentation – Alberta Theatre Projects 2018
eveloped with the support of b current performing arts, Alberta Theatre Projects, and the Banff Playwright’s Lab 2017.

About the artist:

Makambe K Simamba is a Dora Award winning playwright and actor for her most recent solo work, Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers (b current performing arts). She recently co-directed inVISIBLE (Too) at the University of Lethbridge.

Stage acting credits include A Chitenge Story (Handsome Alice, Betty Mitchell Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance), GIANT (Ghost River Theatre), Bea (Sage Theatre), SIA (Pyretic Productions) and inVISIBLE (Handsome Alice).

Film acting credits include Burn Your Maps (TIFF), Grand Army (Netflix), and Young Drunk Punk (Citytv).

Makambe is a national award winning playwright whose work includes Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers, A Chitenge Story, MUD and The Drum Major Instinct. Makambe is a proud Zambian whose intention is to be of service through her ability to tell stories.

Accessibility:: Please indicate any accessibility needs, including wheelchair accessible seating or if you require seating with no stairs, in the provided field, and we will make sure to assign seating that works for you. Note that most tables are on tiered risers accessed up stairs. Accessible seating is limited and subject to availability.

Seating note:: Single seats are spaced out and fixed to the floor on tiered risers, and are not able to be moved together.

Vaccination Passports:: All patrons aged 12+ are required to show proof of vaccination. To meet the legal requirements of the PHO, staff at the theatre will ask to see proof of vaccination and one piece of valid government-issued photo identification for all ticket holders in your party. Patrons can show their BC Vaccine Card digitally, or an out of province/country proof of vaccination. Note, photo ID is only required for patrons aged 19+.

Arrival at the venue:: When you arrive at The Metro Studio to see a show, please be patient, and a staff member will check the vaccine card and photo ID for all members of your group before you enter the theatre. Be prepared by having your BC Vaccine Card QR code ready to display (or any proof of vaccination if from out of Province) along with your ID before proceeding to the box office tent.

Masks:: Masks are required at all times when inside the theatre. The concession will not be open.

Refunds:: If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms, please stay home to help keep everyone safe. We are able to discuss refunds on a case by case basis due to health reasons. Please contact 250 383 2663 or tickets@intrepidtheatre.com. We are unable to arrange refunds after a performance has occurred, so you must contact us beforehand.


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