The 3rd annual New York
City Hip-Hop Theater Festival will take off June 18th-29th. Produced
by Danny Hoch's Caseroc Productions and Hip-Hop Theater Junction, the festival
will feature some of hip-hop's brightest actors, playwriters, performers and
dancers. Taking place at PS 122 and The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the festival will
showcase 20 plays and over 30 performances.
Described as theater that incorporates one of
the four original elements of hip-hop (breaking, graffiti, deejaying and emceeing),
the performances deal with issues that affect the hip-hop generation, which
the producers say are the 12-40 year olds. "It's an injustice that the
stories of this generation are not promoted and allowed to be on stage like
these other ones are," Hoch told the Associated Press.
Venue information as well as phone numbers are
below. Click http://www.hiphoptheaterfest.com/week_one.html
for complete show lineup.
150 First Avenue
(Corner of East 9th Street)
Box Office: 212.477.5288
NUYORICAN POETS CAFE
236 East 3rd Street
(Between Avenues B & C)
Box Office: 212.505.8183
GENERAL INFO & GROUP TICKETS: 718.782.2621