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Holla for Hip-Hop

Highlights from this year’s Hip-Hop Theater Festival, a weeklong series of theater, dance, spoken word, and discussions. (Call 866-811-4111 for tickets and details.)

  1. 1. Live From the Front

    June 20 and 24 at 7:30 p.m.

    Jerry Quickley, the hip-hop and spoken word artist, uses music, poetry, and video to tell the story of his real-life travels to (and eventual expulsion from) wartime Iraq.

  2. 2. Som do Movimento

    June 23 at 7:30 p.m.

    Brazilian solo artist Frank Ejara makes his U.S. premiere, using boogaloo and lock-and-pop moves to fuse sound and movement with his athletic dances.

  3. 3. Actor’s Wrap

    June 24 at 4:30 p.m.

    A comedy by J. Kyle Manzay about a group of classically trained actors whose frustration over rap stars’ being cast in so many movie roles leads them to kidnap the hottest rapper around.


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