The Playgoer: HIP HOP THEATRE FEST, NYC 6/11-18

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Friday, May 27, 2005


If I were to claim Playgoer is the site for the latest on Hip Hop Theatre, that would be a lie.

But this is.

Who knows where this is leading. Def Poetry Jam did not exactly bring the form into the theatre establishment mainstream as it had hoped. (Though it did offer some best recent verse speaking on Broadway, seriously.) But in the mainstream that counts it's everywhere, HBO and beyond, whether it's called "Poetry," "Slam" or whatever.

So if you're serious about questions of theatre's relevancy, the possibility of theatre as popular culture again, or just an original, evolving and unpredictable new trend.... then check it!

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