Music by Byron Au Yong
Libretto by Aaron Jafferis
Directed by Charlotte Brathwaite
Choreography by Ni'Ja Whitson
Production design by Ben Zamora
Lighting direction by Eric Southern
Produced by ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann
This award-winning creative team presents a new, staged oratorio (featuring locally cast singers, beatboxers, and hip-hop artists) about belonging, isolation, healing, and community. Developed through research and creative residencies in Blacksburg and other locations, performances and related engagement will reflect on violence and school shootings and consider deeper ways to connect and build communities of safety and support.
(Be)longing is a commission of the Moss Arts Center and developed in partnership with International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, Connecticut.
Residency development provided by Tje Flea Theater, New York City; Westminster Choir College; Montalvo Arts Center; and Weston Playhouse.
(Be)longing was developed, in part, at the 2014 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA.