Horsemanship

Truth Future Bachman and Will Davis in their new musical, HORSEMANSHIP. Photo by Jon Sweeney

Horsemanship is a new musical-in-progress about being transgender and searching for the kind of person you want to be… and horses. Conceived by Princeton Arts Fellow Will Davis, created by Will Davis and Truth Future Bachman. Featuring new music by Truth Future Bachman.

’21-’22 Artist in Residence at La MaMa E.T.C.

“I love the term residency. It is a home. We all need a place to come together. We all need a place to gravitate towards – an epicenter – and La MaMa feels like that.”

Truth Bachman in conversation with artistic director, Mia Yoo.

I’m so grateful to be in residence at this beautiful space and company. My first task was to compose a score commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. It was an honor and a challenge that I’m really thankful for. I believe that art is one of the greatest tools we have for accessing history and cultural memory. To help tell a story that is rarely or never taught in American schools is really a privilege and I’m honored to have been part of it.

I have many exciting things in store for the rest of the residency. Several new projects that are in various stages of being born, growing up, and coming into their true from. I am very excited about using La MaMa’s space to develop the next stages of Shapeshifters: A Queer Comic Book Musical (more news on that soon…), and its very first companion piece, Luna and the Starbodies.

Luna was one of my my pandemic projects and I’m so excited it’s finally going to be seen by the world this spring. It’s a beautiful story of hope, about a young woman who travels to the deepest regions of space to find freedom, autonomy, and her own giant destiny. I can’t wait for you to see it.

Stay tuned for updates very soon and enjoy this short clip from the Tulsa score.

‘Who Holds Us’ at New Fest

‘Who Holds Us’ has been officially selected as part of the New York LGBTQIA+ film festival. A short musical about a future where love and community reign supreme.

WHO HOLDS US (from REEMERGENCE: A Queer Visual Album)
QUEER KID POWER
Thursday, October 21st at 4pm ET
SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

Life is Transition

It’s a funny feeling. To claim your name. When your creations. Have a different name.

But grace is a necessity. Life is transition. Live in the spaces that don’t all the way make sense.

Life is transition. And it’s longer than we know. If we’re lucky.

A Universe of Queer Superheroes

If you follow me or my work, you know that I’ve spent the last several years devoting my time to a project that is very near and dear to my heart. “Shapeshifters” is the first project I’ve penned that is puts my own story, as well as innumerable LGBTQ stories, at the heart of the narrative. Over the years, I’ve become skilled at adapting works by living writers, ancient classical texts, and historical figures. But “Shapeshifters” is built on a vulnerability that was bursting open from my heart. Telling stories is a skill, but telling your own story is an exercise in trust like no other. I’ve been so lucky to have collaborators I trust and loud echoes of support, as we bring this universe of queer superheroes out of the shadows, onto our stages.

Who Holds Us

This song was commissioned by On The Quays and is anthem for chosen family in the LGBTQ community. We filmed it in a beautiful church in Queens, in a rare New York City moments. You’ll be seeing it around town this fall, and we are so excited to share it with the world.

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