Behind the Scenes: Women in Hip Hop
- Performing & Visual Arts
- Apollo Theater, New York NY
A seminar for emerging playwrights interested in dramatizing factual events and personal histories. The seminar will provide an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas on how to integrate the messages of real life experiences into dramatic scripts. It will also lay out the nuts and bolts of how to build characters, and tell the story while maintaining its integrity.
LISA CORTÉS (Film/TV and Music Producer)
KATTI GRAY (Multimedia Journalist, Writing + Editing Consultant)
KATORI HALL (Playwright)
ALIA JONES-HARVEY (Producer)
TAMARA TUNIE (Actress, Director, Producer)
Presented by the Apollo Theater Education Program and the Harlem Arts Alliance with assistance from Walk Tall Girl Productions.
About the Apollo Education Program
The Apollo Theater Education Program extends the Apollo’s commitment to enhancing the life of the community. The Education Program focuses on four distinct areas of learning and engagement: residencies, workshops and tours for schools; curriculum materials aligned to state and national learning standards and study guides derived from the Theater’s history; career development for teens and adults through the Apollo Theater Academy; and discussions and lectures for the public that highlight the history of the Apollo and its impact on American art, culture and entertainment.
About the Apollo Theater
Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in the emergence of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul and hip-hop. Based on its cultural significance and architecture, the Apollo Theater received state and city landmark designation in 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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