Though we looked forward to sharing Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers with our patrons, due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the producing company, the Firehall Arts Centre is announcing, with our partners PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Touchstone Theatre, the cancellation of the Vancouver performances.
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.
We will be contacting those who have purchased their tickets with the Firehall.
The Firehall Arts Centre is pleased to partner with Touchstone Theatre and the 2022 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival to present Makambe K Simamba’s Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers from Thursday, January 20 to Saturday, January 22, 2022. January 21sts performance will be followed up by a post-show talk-back.
Based on the real-life murder of Trayvon Martin and the world premiere production produced by b current Performing Arts, Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers is a journey through the unknown, a spiritual inquiry, a protest for all Black life beyond headlines and hashtags to examine the reality of injustice, a prayer for all families left behind, and a promise to the community that all Black lives matter.
Telling the story of a Black teenager and his experience in the afterlife, Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers portrays both a rich human life and the violence that took it away. What emerges is a prayer for the bereaved and a proclamation that Black Lives Matter.
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 proud Zambian whose intention is to be of service through her ability to tell stories.
Written and Performed by: Makambe K Simamba
Directed by: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Produced by: Tarragon Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop (Canada) based on the world premiere production produced by b current Performing Arts
Presented by: Firehall Arts Centre, Touchstone Theatre, and the 2022 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival