Season: 2011

Hip-hop Theater Class at UC Riverside watches OSF Documentary

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2012 in New Work

June 5, 2011

Dreams Come True! About 4 years back I imagined we'd produce cool hip-hop theater at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and somehow collect the intelligence and passion and knowledge of all the artists we'd work with and then connect it to education on a national level. (I tend to dream big) But check it out- BAM!

There are 100 students in Prof. Rickerby Hinds hip-hop theater class. They watched a preview of our documentary on Nexthetics at OSF. (soon to be launched!) Spontaneous applause and great comments. I lectured to them about hip-hop theater aesthetics and the work we've been doing here at OSF. It was fun telling them about our audioplay of Hamlet.

Then we worked Shakespeare's 7 ages of man speech. They turned this out in less than 20 minutes. Check how they use the four element to explore meaning, flip text, and transform language into movement or music.