Know Theatre of Cincinnati

it’s not a trip it’s a journey

it's not a trip it's a journey by Charly Evon Simpson.  A photograph shows the silhouettes of four Black women on a hill at sunrise.  Behind the photograph is a road map of the United States.

I feel like a journey is just a hard vacation or is that wrong?

Get in the car with your four best friends – we’re about to change our lives. June, Frankie, Rain, and Willie set out on a cross-country journey that tests their identities and strengthens their bonds as they explore their own ways of being Black, femme, and American. 

Keywords: Roadtrip ·  friendships ·  Black femme ·  America

Rated: PG-13 (language, adult themes)

Run Time: 2 hours including one 15 minute intermission.

Pandemic Safety: Please note that masks will be required for all audience members during the run of Sunrise CovenRead more about our health and safety policies.

Creative Team

Director: Daryl Harris
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Andrew Hungerford
Costume Designer: TBA
Sound Designer: Douglas Borntrager
Props Designer & Scenic Artist: Danielle Robison
Stage Manager: Grace Wohlschlegel
Technical Director: Jim Stark


Ariel Mary Ann … Willie
Angelique Archer … Frankie
A.J. Baldwin … Rain
Jasimine Bouldin … June