Hip-Hop Theater Festival Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

The Hip-Hop Theater

Festival heads to New York City for one week to mark it's 5th year anniversary,

June 11th – June 18th.

This year's festival

will highlight work developed from Hip-Hop artists over the past year and includes

live music, theatre, dance, spoken word, various workshops and the premieres

of two productions by acclaimed international artists: UK popper Benji Reid

in "13 Mics" and German B-Boy Niels “Storm” Robitzky in

"Solo For Two."

From solo works

to ensemble pieces, HHTF unites the best of both emerging and established Hip-Hop

artists from around the country.

This year the event

will be hosted between New York Theater Workshop, Dance Theater Workshop and

the Apollo Theater.

Over the past five

years, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival has grown from a fledgling project into

an independent non-profit organization that has sought to bring audiences and

artists from the Hip-Hop generation together with traditional mainstream theater


In addition to

dates in New York, HHTF has also planned to make stops in Washington D.C. (July)

and Chicago (September).

For more information

on the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, visit http://www.hiphoptheaterfest.org.