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 invite us into one teen’s now-infamous last moments, and his intricate dance to the afterlife.
Written by Makambe K Simamba and presented by b current performing arts, Our Fathers builds a space for the Black community to grieve together and interrogates the relationship between personal tragedy and community anguish. Our Fathers was developed with the support of Alberta Theatre Projects and run at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre April 11 to 18 2019.
"Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers was created for Black people. Everyone is welcome to witness this work, but know that it exists so that our Black community can connect, grieve and heal." – playwright Makambe K Simamba
"So much of our work in this world is the receiving of grief and trauma, passing it on, rationalizing it, politicizing it. We are not often given the tools to acknowledge, be present for, and move through these feelings. This space is for that. Be in this moment with us."
Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers
presented by b current
written by Makambe K Simamba, directed by Donna Michelle St Bernard
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Thursday, April 18, 2019
Student matinees on April 16 and 17
2:00PM & 8:00PM
TICKETS ARE $20 // SUNDAY IS PWYC
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street Toronto
purchase in person, online or by phone at (416) 975-8555