11:11 by Samson Bonkeabantu Brown. a Theatre Passe Muraille digital production

Where the spirit world and the real-world meet, lies a world unapologetically crafted and performed by critically acclaimed trans identified artist, Samson Bonkeabantu Brown. 11:11 explores the other side of fear through the eyes of a young, Black transman struggling to understand the ancestral messages saturating his dreams.

11:11 poster features two characters played by the same actor. They are both holding up a stick.


Playwright & Performer

Samson Bonkeabantu Brown


Tsholo Khalema


Original Producer

Brett Haynes

Set & Costume Design by

Nalo Soyini Bruce

Choreographed by

Mafa Makhubalo

Lighting Design by

Sharmylae Taffe-Fletcher

Music by

Waleed Abdulahmid

Sound Design by

River Oliveira



Show Runs

February 10 – 13, 2021


Running time

Running time is 60 minutes, and there will be a 30minute post-show discussion


This is a digital presentation. A pre-show instruction email will be sent closer to the show date.


Pay What You Can Afford between three price points:

$5 | $25 | $50

Ticket information

Ticket prices | Pay-What-You-Can-Afford Price Points: $50, $25, $5 

Digital Relaxed Performances all shows. February 13 it is closed captioned.

*Blackout Night: this evening is reserved for Black theatre-goers, to provide a space where they can experience a show for them, by them. 

If you would like information on the topics or themes in our productions, or to determine the suggested age for attending a performance, please reach out to our Box Office staff at 416.504.7529 or by email.

February 13 performance will be closed captioned. For all other access inquiries, please contact our Box Office at 416.504.7529 or via email at info@passemuraille.on.ca

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*February 12 is a Blackout Night. 

This evening is reserved for Black theatre-goers, to provide a space where they can experience a show for them, by them. Click here to learn more about Blackout Night

Samson Bonkeabantu Brown is a sangoma, ngaka, inyanga, hoodoo, traditional healer, multidisciplinary artist and playwright. His primary focus is on spiritual healing, ancestral veneration, trans advocacy and the arts. He uses the arts (primarily as an actor and playwright) to create visibility for men of trans experience and to educate the general public on trans issues. He has been tasked by his ancestors to shed light on how ancestral veneration can assist with healing the self and living in our purpose.


A multidisciplinary artist. Tsholo Visions Khalema is a South African Transgender man born in the midst of apartheid and witnessed the fall of an era while assimilating to life in Canada. The last born in a Methodist household, growing up in the westernmost prairie provinces of Canada where he began his lifelong pursuit of learning the art of theatre and storytelling. An Actor, director and a self- taught film maker, his art practices aims to enhance the Black and Transgender voice(s) showing the many different diverse intersectionality of blackness. Visit Tsholovisions.com.

All performance in the run will be Relaxed Performances and closed captioning will be provided on February 13th. Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome audience members and their families who could benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those on the autism spectrum. This will be Theatre Passe Muraille’s first Digital Relaxed Run and along with an introduction at the beginning of the show, digital supports will be provided for the audience.

Closed Captioning will be available at the bottom of the screen for audience members who are Deaf or hard of hearing providing the audio in text form on all performance nights.

The Prelude is a pre-show chat between Artisitic Director Marjorie Chan and a member of the community. Come join them as they discuss some of the themes highlighted in the show, bringing a broader understanding of the piece to you,  the audience. The details on our prelude is to be confirmed!

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To schedule an interview with the artists, or staff members at Theatre Passe Muraille regarding this production, please email Emily Jung at emilyj@passemuraille.on.ca. We will try out best to accommodate your media requests, however they are not guaranteed.

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Additional Credits

Samson Bonkeabantu Brown would like to extend full gratitude to Obsidian Theatre Company and Buddies In Bad Times Theatre for their generous recommendation of “11:11” and to the Ontario Arts Council for their support with the Recommender Grant.

Brand and Concept Design: Louis Duarte | Photography (posters): Dahlia Katz | Promo Photography: Peter Riddihough

If you are able to, please consider donating to Theatre Passe Muraille. Your support makes it possible for us to plan ahead with confidence and support the exciting artists and companies that are part of our season.

TPM’s 20.21 Season is sponsored by TD Ready Commitment. The season is also supported by Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Hal Jackman Foundation, The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Martin Atkinson Foundation at Toronto Foundation and Metcalfe Foundation. This show is sponsored by Jeff and Rita Rayman