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(I)sland T(rap): The Epic Remixology of The Odyssey

TORCH - Island Trap

TORCH

(I)sland T(rap): The Epic Remixology of The Odyssey

Starring award-winning dramatist Austin Dean Ashford

Armed with beatboxing, ukulele, spoken word poetry, and fantastical animals. (I)sland T(rap) is an Afro-adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey remixed. Recently featured and receiving top honors in Scotland, New Zealand, The Kennedy Center, and Off Broadway at TheatreRow in N.Y. (BEST ONE MAN SHOW)

A hip-hop riff about Black Ulysses on an Odyssey of self-discovery and a powerful exploration of a young artist of color navigating the turbulent waters of contemporary American culture while trying to find his authentic voice. (I)sland T(rap) has lyrical poetry, live music, and commentary on Black experience in America, this tour-de-force charts a soul journey on an exotic island where Black Ulysses discovers his place in a society full of gun violence and oppression.Read more

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co - Frankie and Johnny

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Written by Terrance McNally, Directed by Curtis Barber

What begins as a one-night stand between Frankie, an over-worked, over-tired waitress and Johnny, a short order cook at the same diner, evolves into an honest and sometimes humorous evaluation of the traps of companionship, the pain of unrealized dreams, and the fear of true intimacy. When Johnny refuses to leave post-tryst, Frankie finds herself confronting feelings she would rather avoid, while exposing Johnny’s gusto as a guise masking his own insecurities. Against the backdrop of a New York City sunrise and a soundtrack of the most beautiful music ever written, the couple tramples into new territory of common ground and possibilities.Read more

El Arca de Jose

Teatro Pedro - El arca de Jose

"EL ARCA DE JOSE"; a collective creation of the Teatro Pedro group based on a dynamic of integral theatrical teaching called EL JUEGO. The work is about Jose, an ordinary man who one day  God appears to him and orders him to build an ark for the salvation from the next universal flood that will occur in just three more days.This work seeks to be able to reflect in an frontal way uncomfortable aspects of our society that very often try to be evaded and ignored, realities that we do not like to face openly; all in a language of reflective comedy. Read more

Clybourne Park

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co - Clybourne Park

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.

Clybourne Park

Written by Bruce Norris, Directed by Ron Jones

An homage to Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play, A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park examines the evolution of a Chicago neighborhood over a fifty-year span. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in 2009, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood faces gentrification. With the same cast appearing in both acts, Clybourne Park examines how people and places evolve over time and play different roles in society’s progress or the hindrance thereof.Read more

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