Trigger a.k.a. Be(longing)

choreographed by: Ni’Ja Whitson

directed by: Charlotte Brathwaite

music by: Byron Au Yong

lebretto by: Aaron Jafferis

National Tour 2016-2018

Trigger connects local singers, rappers and beatboxers in art and conversation about young people, belonging and guns. Growing out of Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis’s participatory oratorio (Be)longing at the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Trigger is a national initiative reflecting on our individual and collective responses to traumatic events and considering deeper ways to connect and build communities of safety and support.