"Trigger," by Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis at MDC Live Arts
Apr 21 2017
MDC Live Arts
A riveting oratorio about coming of age in the age of guns. Developed in response to the 2007 Virginia Tech tragedy and echoing more recent incidents, Trigger tackles themes surrounding gun violence in America by incorporating community perspectives into a theatrical choral and hip hop music project. As debates ping pong around gun safety legislation, the Second Amendment, and civil liberties, numerous voices murmur and soar in this initiative focused on social action and healing.
Trigger is a work under the project umbrella (Be)longing—a series of linked events asking how we recover from violence and prevent its recurrence.