Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Danny Hoch

Danny Hoch To Debut "Till The Break Of Dawn" Stage Show In September
Culture Project (Allan Buchman, Artistic Director) has announced the world premiere presentation of Till The Break of Dawn, a new play written and directed by Hip-Hop theater icon Danny Hoch. The 11 character work begins performances September 4 at the Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) on Manhattan's Lower East Side for an eight-week limited engagement. An official opening night is set for September 13, 2007.

In what may well be the first epic and seminal work of Hip-Hop generation dramatic literature, Till The Break of Dawn is the first commercial production of Hip-Hop in straight-play form, from one of the pioneers of the field. Danny Hoch founded the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in 2000 and continues to be one of the loudest voices in the theater for that generation. Till The Break of Dawn also marks Mr. Hoch's first new written work to be presented in New York since 1998

In Till The Break of Dawn, Gibran, an internet hip-hop activist, leads a group of his New York friends on a trip to Havana to attend a festival. They've always been radical at home, but in Cuba, radical means something else. So does Hip-Hop, and so do they. Watch as hip-hop politics, South Bronx angst and Cuban reality all clash in this raucous and provocative play from the author of Some People and Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop. (Press Release)

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