A Tarragon Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop Production.
Based on the world premiere production produced by b current.
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.
Presented in the BackStage Stage.
Makambe K. Simamba – Writer & Performer
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard – Director
Trevor Schwellnus – Set and Video Designer
Andrea Lundy – Lighting Designer
Diana Reyes – Sound Designer
Maddie Bautista – Original Music Composition
Shakeil Rollock – Choreographic Consultant
Sandi Becker – Stage Manager
Gerry Egan – Touring Production Manager
Daniel Jelani Ellis – Artistic Consultant
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Persephone Theatre is thankful for the generous support of the City of Saskatoon, The Saskatchewan Arts Board, Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation, Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces Fund, and the Canada Council for the Arts.