Victor Simonson/Paige Hernandez
$35/$10 youth (12 and younger)

Stories of refugees, immigrants and natives converge at a coffee shop in Stomping Grounds , a world-premiere hip-hopera. As this contemporary story evolves, we see that we are all connected, whether it’s through the coffee we drink or the ground we stand on. One true question remains: Do we have what it takes to support each other? Written entirely in verse, Stomping Grounds is about defining home in the deepest sense. Its story emerges from a neighborhood, the disruption of sacred land and the fracturing of tradition and history by contemporary realities.

Your grounds, my grounds: everything is sacred.

The development of Stomping Grounds and related public programs were made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Click here to view the libretto. 


tuesday 01 | 5:00 p.m.
thursday 03 | 4:30 p.m.
monday 07 | 5:00 p.m.


Director and Choreographer Paige Hernandez
Music & Vocal Arrangements and Music Director Annastasia Victory