Hoch (Jails, Hospitals, & Hip Hop) founded the first New York City Hip-Hop Theatre Festival with artists from all over NYC and the country. The festival, produced by Caseroc Productions, has expanded to include workshops, panels and the first annual Hip-Hop Unity Concert — featuring The Roots, Common, Tony Touch and more—at the Apollo Theater. The theatre fest also returns to Washington, D.C and launches anew at California's Bay Area as well as presents its first-ever commercial co-production with the NYTW with Will Power's Flow. Among the many presentations this year include Bill Shannon in The Crutchmaster, German performer Storm's Solo for Two, Montreal's Rubberband Dance Company, Jen Sabel's Open Street Hydrant, Tommy Shepherd and Dan Wolf's Beatbox: A Rapperetta, Pattydukes' Stakes is High, Eisa Davis' Angela's Mix Tape, tygerlily's Rough Draft and In the Last Car by MUMs (of HBO's "Oz" and "Def Poetry Jam).
For a complete schedule of events, visit www.hiphoptheaterfest.com.
Tickets range from $10-25 and can be purchased by calling (212) 477-5288. For general information, call (718) 782-2621. P.S. 122 is located at 150 First Avenue (at East Ninth Street) and NYTW is at 79 East Fourth Street.