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THEATER: The show takes audiences back to New Year's Eve 1969, joining the audience of Jimi Hendrix's historic concert, his last with the company. Directed by Roger Guenveur Smith.
CalArts, Nook in between Lime/Mint Galleries and A404
THEATER: Custom hand embroider for hats, clothing, etc. for CalArts students ranging from $6-$18. This event would also give artists the opportunity to give me drawings that I can convert into embroidered art.
REDCAT: "His presence is breathtaking, and chilling...ripping through your mind with just a microphone."
— Sacramento News Review
A young African American man is stopped by the police without clear cause. Again and again and again. The 10th stop leads to entanglements with the courts, jail, and attorneys with potentially life-changing results. Dahlak Brathwaite’s incisive humor and poetic wisdom transforms this chilling personal story into a vivid theatrical event in collaboration with celebrated DJ Dion Decibels and gifted director Marc Bamuthi Joseph. A virtuosic and timely exploration of the criminal justice system, Spiritrials chronicles the journey of Dahlak’s own criminalization along with his struggle to be vindicated and decriminalized 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 in what appears to be a cultural rite of passage.