• A PLAY BY DAHLAK BRATHWAITE

In Spiritrials, addiction, religion, and the law intersect

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in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program. A timely exploration of the American criminal justice system, this multi-dimensional play blurs the line between hip-hop and dramatic performance.  Dahlak Brathwaite (writer/performer) weaves through the autobiographical and the fictional, music and monologue, to examine his place in what appears to be a cultural rite of passage as a young Black male.

“The epitome of ‘def’ poetry”

~ MOS DEF  

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KIND WORDS OF OTHERS

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“It’s a powerful and persuasive account of the racism and injustice the War on Drugs has wrought…humorous and poignant”

~ The Portland Mercury 

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“In the first minute he shows us the problem, and at the one-minute mark, he tears the whole thing down”

~ UPWORTHY.COM 

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“His presence is breathtaking, and chilling…dynamic and heartfelt…”

~ Sacramento News & Review

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“The play offers much more than a clear voice and authentic vision…[asking] audiences to walk the fine line between freedom and confinement, and to examine the tenuous relationship between justice and oppression.”

~ On Maui Magazine

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SPIRITRIALS

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