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The Hip Hop Theater Festival is back in DC for 6 days of live events that combine various forms of theater, dance, spoken word and live music sampling. This festival brings new artistic creations to the DC Community with free shows and events that explore diversity of cultures and points of view.

“The Hip Hop festival aims to invigorate the fields of theater and hip-hop by: nurturing the creation of innovative work within the hip-hop aesthetic; presenting and touring American and international artists whose work addresses the socio-political issues relevant to the hip-hop generation; and serving young, urban communities through outreach and education that celebrates contemporary language and culture.”

For festival information visit www.hiphoptheaterfest.com.
Presented by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All shows are FREE. First come, first served. No RSVPs

Monday, July 9

8:00 PM
Love Forever, Hip-Hop
Written by Goldie E. Patrick

Love Forever, Hip-Hop is a new piece that chronicles the stories of six women and their evolving
relationship with Hip-Hop. The piece brings to light confrontations between sexuality, artistry and
Hip-Hop.

Howard University Environmental Theatre Space
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Opening Night Party Featuring DJ Rich Medina
Andalu

Tuesday, July 10

6:00 PM
Dance & Theater Showcase
By Olive Dance Theater

Olive Dance Theater takes traditional folk art forms and infuses them with multi-media production and
the art of B-Boyin’, producing a fantastic journey of dance and Hip-Hop theater.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage

2700 F Street, NW. Washington, DC

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7:00 PM -10:00 PM
After Party Featuring W. Ellington Felton
Bohemian Caverns

2001 11th St. NW, Washington DC

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Wednesday, July 11

7:00 PM
Forteez, Bluntz, Chickenhedz ‘N’ Uva Necessateez
Written by Bashi Rose

The Hip-Hop Theater Festival and NOMMO PRODUCTIONS proudly present FORTEEZ BLUNTZ CHICKENHEDZ ‘N’ UVA NECESSATEEZ, a Hiphoptic tragedy written by Bashi Rose with selected poetry by Mitchell Ferguson.

The Studio Theatre, Space A

1501 14th St NW # 3, Washington, DC

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Thursday, July 12

7:00 PM
Jerry Quickley’s Live from the Front
Directed by Reg E. Gaines

Un-embedded and uncensored, Hip-Hop spoken word artist and radio correspondent Jerry Quickley traveled
to Iraq in the days before and during “shock and awe.” Quickley went to Baghdad and beyond to
cover the pending war for KPFK and the Pacifica Radio Network, and brings that unique insight to Live
From The Front which combines music, poetry, video and powerful performance style to tell the story of
his travels to and ultimate expulsion from Iraq during the conflict.

The Studio Theatre, Space A

1501 14th St NW # 3, Washington, DC

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9:00 PM
In Spite of Everything
Written & Performed by The Suicide Kings
Directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph

In Spite of Everything written and performed by The Suicide Kings and directed by USA Fellow Marc
Bamuthi Joseph, is a fearless portrayal of a high school shooting examining the terror of American
violence through Spoken Word, poetry and music.

The Studio Theatre, Space A

1501 14th St NW # 3, Washington, DC

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10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
After Party Spoken Word Competition Featuring National Slam Champion
Busboys and Poets

2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC

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Friday, July 13

7:00 PM
The Actor’s Rap!
Written by J. Kyle Manzay
And featuring the talents of The Congo Square Theatre Company

The Actor’s Rap! is an outrageous comedy about a group of actors who are frustrated by the all
the “rappers turned actors” who keep stealing their roles. Taking matters into their own
hands, the actors kidnap today’s hottest rapper in order to secure a coveted role in an upcoming
film.

The Studio Theatre, Space A

1501 14th St NW # 3, Washington, DC

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9:00 PM
READ: White & Blue
By Hueman Prophets
Directed by Kibibi Dillon

Read: White and Blue explores the connections between the Black middle-class and working-class
experience … or the lack thereof. It fuses a series of short musical vignettes with the story of
an author who struggles to complete his second novel about an ex-con/t-shirt vendor.

The Studio Theatre, Space A

1501 14th St NW # 3, Washington, DC

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Saturday, July 14

3:00 PM
Open Studio Rehearsal with Holly Bass

Come and take a sneak peak into the creation process of a new work by dancer/choreographer Holly Bass.
This piece is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: Hip Hop Community Arts Grant.

Dance Place

3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC

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7:00 PM
The Other Side By Sol y Soul

The Other Side brings together a group of Washington, D.C.’s diverse poets, storytellers &
theater artists. Entering in and out off Washington, D.C.’s many complicated and parallel
universes, The Other Side takes on political topics in short, Saturday Night Live-style vignettes.

The Studio Theatre, Space A

1501 14th St NW # 3, Washington, DC

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9:00 PM
The Actor’s Rap!
Written by J. Kyle Manzay
And featuring the talents of The Congo Square Theatre Company

The Actor’s Rap! is an outrageous comedy about a group of actors who are frustrated by the all
the “rappers turned actors” who keep stealing their roles. Taking matters into their own
hands, the actors kidnap today’s hottest rapper in order to secure a coveted role in an upcoming
film.

The Studio Theatre, Space A

1501 14th St NW # 3, Washington, DC

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10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Closing Night Party J-Dilla Tribute and Guerilla Lounge
Cafe Nema

1334 U St NW, Washington, DC

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September 30th

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hip Hop Theater Festival at Washington City Paper’s Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair
Word Splash… Sound Clash
The battles of spoken word & hot DJs.
Hosted by Priest da Nomad.

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair at the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan.
Check out washingtoncitypaper.com for more information

Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan

18th and Wyoming Sts. NW

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