13th & Republic Premiere and Panel Discussion

Walterhoope presents the premiere of 13th & Republic, an Interactive, Operatic, Radical Dance Film directed by Darnell Pierre Benjamin that addresses excessive police force against Black communities and the mental health of the country.

13th & Republic features an original score by composer Kaleel Skeirik that weaves together contemporary symphonic, jazz, renaissance, and Appalachian folk music with original poetry and lyrics by Tyrone Williams.

Following the premiere of the film, join Walterhoope for a live panel discussion with the artists. This panel is moderated by Durrell Callier, renowned interdisciplinary scholar interested in the educative and political usages of narrative and art within, by and for marginalized communities.

When & Where

Monday, December 28th 2020

7PM (EST) - Watch the 13TH & REPUBLIC premiere

8PM (EST) - Join us for a live panel discussion with the artists
(Follow the link on www.13thandrepublic.com after the film. Panel will be streamed on YouTube)


Montez Jenkins-Copeland
Donald Burns
Brandon Burton
Ernaisja Curry
Ashley Morton

Griff Bludworth
Anyeé Farrar
Ellen Graham
Miles Wilson-Toliver

Producer: Walterhoope
Director & Choreographer: Darnell Pierre Benjamin
Composer: Kaleel Skeirik
Poet & Lyricist: Tyrone Williams
Director of Photography: Simion Collins
Music Director: Mike Goist
Gospel Composer: Dan Larkin
Editor: David Mavricos

Please select a performance

General Admission: Free!

This ticket reservation also grants you access to exclusive interviews with the artists! Just look out for an email after the premiere!