Grant Recipient Details

Location

San Francisco, CA

Artist
Dahlak Brathwaite, San Francisco, CA
Project Title
Try/Step/Trip
Fiscal Year Awarded
2019
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Grant Amount
$60,000

Try/Step/Trip is a spoken word, multi-character musical performed in the body through the language of step dance. The story follows the journey of an anonymous narrator as he re-imagines his experience in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program through a montage of lucid, sobriety-induced dreams. The devised work will chronicle the process of the playwright’s criminalization along with his struggle to be vindicated in the eyes of the law and society. The piece works through the personal shame of criminal stigmatization to examine the factors—both internal and external—that have misplaced him and the black male body in what appears to be a cultural rite of passage.

PROJECTED TOURING AVAILABILITY

April 2019-March 2021

TOUR COORDINATOR

Joan Osato | josato@youthspeaks.org
Producing Director
Youth Speaks
tel 415.710.7427