SPIRITRIALS

This multi-dimensional play layers character monologues, poetic verse, and selected arrangements from Dahlak’s self-produced Spiritrials soundtrack to create a theatrical piece that blurs the lines between hip-hop and dramatic performance. In Spiritrials, addiction, religion, and the law intersect in a government sponsored drug rehabilitation program. This timely exploration of the criminal justice system follows an “anonymous” narrator as he shifts between his takes on four other program participants with varying degrees of criminality and addiction to examine his own place in what appears to be a cultural rite of passage.

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