Tag: hip-hop

Season: 2011
"The Unfortunates" --Workshop and hip-hop jam

Feb 18th, 2015

We pulled together at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to workshop a play started in OSF’s Midnight Projects last year The Unfortunates. The workshop included Dr. Lue Douthit, head of our literary department and expert dramaturg, Shana Cooper, director, Jacob Padron, associate producer working on musicals and Claudia Alick associate producer working on hip-hop projects. We read the play with live music, mapped it out, and explored it’s structures determining where the gaps were.
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Season: 2013
Ramiz Monsef and Birth of The Unfortunates

Feb 18th, 2015

Ramiz Monsef at Unfortunates workshop
A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, this article from the Cornish "Insight" magazine, looks at some of the collaborations that led to the genesis of The Unfortunates.
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Season: 2013
Summer Seminar for High School Juniors

Sep 20th, 2013

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The students of the Summer Seminar for High School Journals are encouraged to keep a journal for the two weeks they are in Ashland. Some of them volunteered to share a few entries.
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Season: 2012
Hip-hop in Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration

Oct 16th, 2012

Our 2012 Annual Ashland Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration kept up with a tradition of having hip-hop in the program. This year it was Ben Baden’s original rap with beats from DJ Omari and Aisha Wand’s dance troupe Ashland Danceworks.
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Season: 2012
Party People Trailer

Oct 4th, 2012

Party People
Four decades ago, the Black Panthers and Puerto Rican Young Lords were young activists providing food and health care in their impoverished communities while in a desperate struggle to survive the systematic dismantling of their movements. Now they are 60-somethings untangling a traumatic past and an unclear future. In ensemble, OSF actors and UNIVERSES toggle between then and now in this meticulously researched, compelling work of fiction.
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