Hip-Hop Theater Festival
by Christa Tandana
Do you like hip-hop? How about theater? Well, you should check out the Hip-Hop Theater Festival! It’s three weeks of new art in the forms of spoken word, music, dance and theatre - all using hip-hop.
This is the festival’s ninth year of presenting original work from both American and international artists. One of their goals is to prolong the art of live performance by bringing new, younger audiences to the theater in large numbers.
The festival even has a youth theater night, called Young, Gifted & Hyped, presenting some new work from by high school students from NYC and around the country. It’s playing on October 6 & 7 at the Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster Street. Check out what the buzz is all about.
And don't miss Angela's Mixtape by Eisa Davis (from Passing Strange). “On this mixtape, style will dictate, we bounce back and forth in time…” Using the rhythms of music and memory, Eisa tells the story of a radical upbringing on the dividing line between Oakland and Berkeley, California -- in a family that includes her aunt, professor and activist Angela Davis. At the Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster Street, October 15, 16 & 17.
Take a look at www.hhtf.org to see what other shows are going on thru October 17th. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
***NEXT WEEK ONLY 2 FOR 1 SPECIAL FOR YOUNG, GIFTED & HYPED, THE WORD BEGINS & ZOMO THE RABBIT. Use 2FOR1 code for advance sales only & tickets cannot be mixed & matched between the shows.**