By Michael Gioia
30 Sep 2013
Developed and directed by Shakina Nayfack, the performance also features Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Murder Ballad), Leslie McDonel (American Idiot), Shaina Taub (Natasha, Pierre…), Natalie Wachen (Off-Broadway's Rent), Lauren Marcus (Pregnancy Pact) and Rachel Lee with Vinny Pavlish on violin.
In Here in the Dark, according to press notes, "Bay Area actor/singer-songwriter/MC, Ashkon recounts tales of love, loss, and YouTube fame through a unique backdrop of rock n' roll, hip-hop, soul, and the spoken word."
The "Rock Tonic" series was launched to promote interactive and multimedia music events. Each concert integrates a storyline or concept with theatrical elements and video designed to "gently provoke audiences."