Location
San Francisco, CA
Project Title
Try/Step/Trip
Fiscal Year Awarded
2020
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Presentation Grant
Grant Amount
$20,000

With Writer/Composer Dahlak Brathwaite and Director Roberta Uno, Choreography by Toran X. Moore and Orchestration and Additional Composition by Teak Underdue, 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. Inspired by Brathwaite’s own history, Try/Step/Trip layers characters, poetic verse, and dialogue over music to create a theatrical piece that blurs the lines between hip-hop and dramatic performance.

Youth Speaks will produce Try/Step/Trip in its World Premiere in San Francisco.