New York Theatre Workshop Co-Produces Flow with Hip-Hop Theatre Fest, June 12

News   New York Theatre Workshop Co-Produces Flow with Hip-Hop Theatre Fest, June 12 Downtown Manhattan stalwarts New York Theatre Workshop and New York City Hip Hop Theater Festival will team up to co-produce Flow at Performance Space 122.

The work, which is part of this year's fourth annual festival, will run June 12-July 20 with an official opening June 26.

Flow is described as "a tale of seven storytellers" and will feature writer performer Will Power portraying many characters using rap, rhyme, and movement. Power will be accompanied live by DJ Reborn with original music created by Power and Will Hammond.

The creative team features David Ellis (Sets), Gabriel Berry (costumes) and Sarah Sidman (lighting).

Developed and directed by Hip-Hop Theater Fest founder Danny Hoch (Jails, Hospitals, Hip-Hop), Flow was the inaugural workshop of NYTW's newly created Jonathan Larson Lab which led to the current co-production.

The New York City Hip-Hop Theater Festival launched in the summer of 2000 with artists from all over NYC and the country. The two-week festival boasted headliner Sarah Jones with her much-acclaimed Surface Transit and Liza Colon-Zayas (Our Lady of 121st Street) under the direction of Stephen Adly Guirgis in Sistah Supreme. Former participants Hip-Hop Theatre Junction joined Hoch's Caseroc Productions to present the event which has featured Will Powers in previous stagings. Flow will play at P. S. 122, 150 First Avenue. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or by calling (212) 477-5288. For more information, visit www.nytw.org or www.hiphoptheaterfest.com.