Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little BrothersMakambe K Simamba
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 to enter the world of an infamous teen, relive his last moments, and face the intricacy of his dance into the afterlife.
A post-show discussion will follow this performance.
Presented as a Double Bill with Ainsley Hillyard’s Jezebel, at the Still Point as part of the UNO Fest Development Series.
About the artists:
Makambe Simamba is a Zambian theatre artist based in Calgary. She is a nationally recognized playwright and was a member of the 2017 Banff Playwright’s Colony. She is currently a member of the Alberta Theatre Projects Playwright’s Unit and just completed a rock.paper.sistahz residency at b current theatre in Toronto with Our Fathers… Select acting credits include Bea (Sage Theatre, Betty Mitchell Award Nomination for Outstanding Actress), SIA (Pyretic Productions), and Medea (Chromatic Theatre). Makambe first performed at UNO in A Chitenge Story in 2016. Her intention is to be of service to humanity through storytelling.
Audrey Dwyer has over twenty years of experience in Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Teaching and Mentorship. She directed The Apology (Dora Nomination). She was the Associate Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre and was the Artistic Director of Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre. Audrey wrote and directed Calpurnia (Nightwood Theatre/Sulong Theatre), which will be published in 2019. She is a Cayle Chernin Award winner and a multiple Dora Award winner.
She graduated from The National Theatre School.
Directed by Audrey Dwyer
This work was has been supported by the rock.paper.sistahz residency at b current performing arts and by Alberta Theatre Projects.
Metro Studio Theatre
1411 Quadra Street,
Phone: (250) 383-2663