Danny Hoch, whose solo works Jails, Hospitals and Hip-Hop and Some People have helped publicize the hip-hop theatre movement, will bring highlights from the 2002 New York City Hip-Hop Theater Festival to Los Angeles Nov. 12 and 22. Both performances are free, held first at the Ivy Substation, then at the Performing Arts Center at CSU Northridge. Jonzi D will join Hoch at the Nov. 12 date. He was featured in the New York City Hip-Hop Theater Festival with his piece, lyrikal fearta, an examination of ghetto issues like police brutality, cultural displacement and gun culture. Will Power will perform The Seven, a gang warfare take on Aeschylus' brother vs. brother story Seven Against Thebes Nov. 22.
To reserve for the Nov. 12 performance, call (213) 972-7589. For the Nov. 22 performance, call (818) 677-3943.
— By Christine Ehren