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rlevitow September 12, 2008 No Comments

New York City Hip-Hop Theatre Festival

The New York City Hip-Hop Theater Festival 
in partnership with 
The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at New York University

September 23-October 11, 2008


The New York City Hip-Hop Theater Festival arrives to New York University September 23. The three-week Festival presents theater that highlights the intersections of culture and community, technology and tradition, celebration and resistance. 
 
The Hip-Hop Theater Festival opens with the Skirball Center for Performing Arts' presentation of the break/s by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, a "mixtape for the stage" representing a man's journey to find himself amid what family, society, and history have told him he is, or should be. Tickets are now on sale and available online https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/64482, by phone at 212.352.3101, or in person at Skirball's box office (566 LaGuardia Place; Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6).
 
Other highlights include an evening at the Skirball Center entitled Voices of a People's History of the United States, which seeks to bring to light little known voices from U.S. history, including those of women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and laborers as well as the presentation of Taking Over: the All-City Tour, starring Danny Hoch. Style Masters, a visual exhibit curated by Alan Ket will be open for viewing throughout the Festival, while emerging writers present their works-in-progress at New York Theatre Workshop. Educational workshops from Urban Word NYC and the Afro-Latino Forum bookend the Festival in the daytime. 
 
This is just the tip of the iceberg. You'll need more information. Look out for more emails highlighting some of the major events happening during the Festival or for more information, contact Tanesha Barnes (tanesha.barnes@nyu.edu).

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