The one man show Triggered Life ..... A requiem of healing
Triggered Life( formally called Triggered) is a multi sensory, multimedia, post-traumatic story. How exactly does Sexual trauma cast a shadow over the wholeness of black male selfhood? When the shared cultural values of black and brown communities demand that men suppress their vulnerabilities and meet with their psychology alone.
Triggered Life follows a day in the life of two such men, Ishmael and Keith. As these men relive their stories of abusive childhoods, they embark on a journey to define their own manhood and identify. Ishmael and Keith are played by Keith Mascoll SAG-AFTRA, AEA and is directed by John Oluwole Adekoje.
The “Triggered Life ” experience is a two Act 90 minute long tour de force with Act 2 being a grounding, and Trauma informed talkback facilitated by mental health clinicians.
"Triggered Life is a powerful, and riveting monologue that needed to be shared to raise the awareness around childhood trauma and the implications of living through this pain and suffering in silence.”
"When I think of sexual trauma, I rarely think about it in terms of intersectionality. This play helped me to see how race and perspectives of manhood impact trauma responses."
"So incredible, powerful, deep and important. It changed me. I felt it in a way that not all film/art/productions or trainings do."
Triggered Life was performed at The Futures without Violence Conference April 29th 2021
The Joshua Center on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention hosted a digital watch party and discussion on April 3 for Triggered Life, which explores the impact of sexual trauma on Black male identity.
Triggered Life premiered its new version of the show March 16-April 4th 2021 at The Portland Playhouse in Portland Oregon
Triggered Life will be performed in 2021 as part of Conversations with Millennial Men of Color part 3 at Umass Boston Boston, Ma
Triggered Life was in New York as part of The One Festival April 29th 2019
Triggered Life was performed at the 51st National Association of Black Social Workers National Convention in Atlanta Georgia, April 27th 2019.
Triggered Life was performed at the Calderwood Pavillion in Boston Ma on January 25th 2019
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“This show is honest and powerful, Triggered gives a voice to Black and Brown men in silence”