Camille A. Brown and Dancers: Mr. TOL E. RAncE
Sparked by Dave Chappelle, Spike Lee, and W.E.B. Dubois, Brown and company’s powerfully inventive movement humorously and provocatively examines “the mask” of survival and the “double consciousness” of the black performer throughout modern pop culture. This multimedia dance theater work culminates in a dialogue session moderated by the piece’s dramaturg, Hip Hop Theater festival co-founder Kamilah Forbes, to give viewers a chance to engage with the work’s challenging issues.
Stew & The Negro Problem
Sex, race, art, the vagaries of urban existence: nothing is off limits for Stew, the wildly imaginative singer, songwriter, performer, and Tony-winning playwright of Passing Strange. The irreverent observer will spotlight new songs written for his improvisational rock band The Negro Problem, as well as from recent musical plays The Total Bent and Family Album.