Adding Our Voice to Make the Collective Voice a Little Louder

13th & Republic

13th & Republic

Music Composed by

Kaleel Skeirik

Poetry & Lyrics by

Tyrone Williams

Directed & Choreographed by

Darnell Pierre Benjamin

Acclaimed Director-Choreographer Darnell Pierre Benjamin will lead a creative team of black dancers and singers to develop the piece. Featuring the original music of Cincinnati composer Kaleel Skeirik and the evocative poetry of Tyrone Williams, the piece will follow a single character who embodies the victims of excessive police force, and interacts with an ensemble of dancers and a chorus of singers to tell their story. Abstracted and refocused, sometimes told out of time, sometimes painfully in time, the story carries the audience through the performance to answer the question, “Where do we go from here?”

Poster art by Nytaya Babbitt

Walterhoope is actively working to reschedule all live performances of 13th & Republic due to social distancing efforts during the coronavirus outbreak.

We are rising to the challenge and view this as an opportunity to expand the ways in which our audiences can experience 13th & Republic. Our goal is to work with high-quality studio recordings of the music and performance to create a separate and uniquely special work of art, in addition to the live performance.

As a performing arts company that already includes digital work into our programming, we encourage you to check out some of our past projects by clicking on the multimedia tab. We are committed to connecting with you, our audience, and are excited about breaking down and examining that word, “connection”, in our next season’s programming. Stay healthy, stay entertained, and stay tuned!

- David Mavricos, Managing Artistic Director

Watch our video about the project.

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