a breakbeat play
September 26 – October 29, 2023
By Idris Goodwin
Hip-Hop, Humor and the History of Censorship
In this high-energy World Premiere by award-winning playwright Idris Goodwin (HBO’s Def Poetry Jam), two Hip-Hop artists mix slick beats and rhymes with important questions about censorship and expression in popular music. This engaging new play – half DJ jam session, half TED Talk – uses wit, humor and the uncanny powers of the Wu-Tang Clan to enter a conversation on parenting, identity and survival. At what age is it appropriate to introduce our children to music, life and an uncertain world – however controversial it may be?
"[Idris Goodwin's] plays are an intoxicating mix of hip-hop and social history.” – American Theatre