War Peace: The One Drop Rule, a youth driven hip hop theater piece that imagines the Bay Area as a potential war zone in a time of protracted drought. Directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, War Peace is collaboratively written and performed by Chinaka Hodge, Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs, and Nico Cary with choreography by Emmy Award winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith.
Click here for an interview with the director and an excerpt from the performance:http://www.vimeo.com/8851307
Video credit: Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi and Clenched Fist Productions
The Living Word Project (LWP) creates verse-based work that is spoken through the body, illustrated by visual and sonic scores, and in communication with the important social issues and movements of the immediate moment.
LWP is the theater's connection from Shakespeare's quill to Kool Herc's turntables; from Martha Graham's cupped hand to Nelson Mandela's clenched fist: a new voice for a new politic. The Repertory Works of the LWP premiere at either the Living Word Festival or the Hip Hop Theater Festival Bay Area, then tour nationally and internationally year round, and are presented before audiences numbering over 100,000.
Friday, April 16, 8pm??? & Saturday, April 17, 8pm
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
$10 students, $15 CAC members, $20 general admission?
CAC box office: 504.528.3800
This project is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. For more information:www.npnweb.org.
WAR PEACE: The One Drop Rule is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Youth Speaks in partnership with Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, Hip Hop Theatre Festival and NPN. For more information: www.npnweb.org.