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2017 Annual Chicago Hip Hop Theater Fest Full Schedule

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Clarendon Park District

4501 North Marine Drive

Chicago, IL 60640

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Chicago Hip Hop Theater Fest is a five-day outdoor Hip Hop Theater festival ( June 14th-June 18th) fusing critical discourse with public space. Various Hip Hop Theater Artists will take the stage to present their original theatrical works. Artists will speak to the idea of urgency engaging a critical lens; be they comedic or bittersweet.



WEDNESDAY, June 14th show at 7 pm

Kuumba Lynx Alumni emcees will present musical works. Featured artists include: Tee Spirit, Jacquese, Shan the Mac, Sauda Muse, Christian Alexis Delgado,


THURSDAY, June 15th shows at 10:30 am / 5:30 pm / 7:30 pm /9pm...descriptions below

Thursday 6/15 10:30am

Race to the Finish is a two heaven-bound beings, recent victims of police brutality in Chicago, compete in a game show in this play satirizing All Lives Matter.


Thursday 6/15 5:30pm

Closest(s) is a vivid exploration of 6 African American youth who identify at some capacity of the LGBTQIA community. The production will take the audience on a journey of love, relationship, depression, family, coping, and healing as the cast see Ft all while being queer people of color in AmeriKKKa. Closet(s) includes all original writings and choreography from the cast under the direction of Darius Parker and hopes to inspire dialogue amongst queer youth about their views of the world and coming to terms with their own identities and break free from closest(s)


Thursday 6/15 7:30pm

Casting Back is a performative poetry sequence of the lives of Alexis Pettis and Vania Gutierrez. These two young women, born and raised in Chicago, will ask the audience to come experience their realities with them for a night. Coming to term with trauma by claiming their healing, these two individuals cast their light unapologetically. Casting Back is an experience for the spirit.


Thursday 6/15 9pm

Watch Me Move Watch Me Juke! grabs at ones courage to amplify their own unique Chicago journey. As son, father, educator, change maker and nationally recognized Footworker, Mad Dog's high energy authentically journeys us from his early beginnings in Altgeld Gardens & Roseland to his short lived fame as a Chicago FootworKING, culminating in his reclamation of new found purpose. This work is sure to inspire a new generation of Juke and possibly a few more Footworkers!


FRIDAY, June 16th shows at 10:30am / 5:30 pm / 7:30 pm / 9pm ...descriptions are below

Friday 6/16 10:30 am ( two 30 minute shows)

Failing With An “A” is a glimpse of the difficulties of attending a predominately white institution as a person of color from the inner city. It explores topics such as survivor’s guilt, questioning of religion and faith, and the goodness and evils of what is considered home. In this piece of work, Myriha Burton and Shameaca Moore use poetry, music, motion to tell the truths of so many students of color and different ways to navigate micro aggressions. While their white counterparts move through undergrad boasting their A’s on their transcripts, they are miserably failing at this thing called life. (this is a 30 minute show)

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Fb: Buoyancy (A Hip Hop Theater Works) DW McCraven uncovers the ways in which intersectionality has shaped their relationships with the world as a queer and darker complected brown person. Fb: Buoyancy creates a space for the audience to viscerally engage with the common misconceptions of self through media, movement, and lyricism. This innovative and thought provoking performance was built to explore identity through deconstructing duality, erasure, and consent to be one’s self. ( 30 minutes show)


Friday 6/16 5:30

Leslie Lissaint’s This Is How We Heal is a ground-breaking one woman show combining spoken word poetry, contemporary movement and sound as a vehicle for storytelling. This Is How We Heal is an autobiographical telling of one’s process to mend in light of the traumas of fatherlessness, drug addiction, mass incarceration, and the loneliness that silence births. This vulnerable performance is timely and culturally relevant. The show demonstrates the power of the body to tell the truth in order to fully embody freedom.


Friday June 16th 7:30

Fb: Buoyancy (A Hip Hop Theater Works) DW McCraven uncovers the ways in which intersectionality has shaped their relationships with the world as a queer and darker complected brown person. Fb: Buoyancy creates a space for the audience to viscerally engage with the common misconceptions of self through media, movement, and lyricism. This innovative and thought provoking performance was built to explore identity through deconstructing duality, erasure, and consent to be one’s self. ( 30 minutes show)

and

Failing With An “A” is a glimpse of the difficulties of attending a predominately white institution as a person of color from the inner city. It explores topics such as survivor’s guilt, questioning of religion and faith, and the goodness and evils of what is considered home. In this piece of work, Myriha Burton and Shameaca Moore use poetry, music, motion to tell the truths of so many students of color and different ways to navigate micro aggressions. While their white counterparts move through undergrad boasting their A’s on their transcripts, they are miserably failing at this thing called life. (this is a 30 minute show)

FRIDAY 6/16th 9pm

Closest(s) is a vivid exploration of 6 African American youth who identify at some capacity of the LGBTQIA community. The production will take the audience on a journey of love, relationship, depression, family, coping, and healing as the cast see Ft all while being queer people of color in AmeriKKKa. Closet(s) includes all original writings and choreography from the cast under the direction of Darius Parker and hopes to inspire dialogue amongst queer youth about their views of the world and coming to terms with their own identities and break free from closest(s)


SATURDAY, June 17th shows at 1 pm / 3 pm / 5pm/ 7:30 pm...descriptions below


Satruday 6/17 1pm

Casting Back is a performative poetry sequence of the lives of Alexis Pettis and Vania Gutierrez. These two young women, born and raised in Chicago, will ask the audience to come experience their realities with them for a night. Coming to term with trauma by claiming their healing, these two individuals cast their light unapologetically. Casting Back is an experience for the spirit.


Saturday 6/17 3pm

Leslie Lissaint’s This Is How We Heal is a ground-breaking one woman show combining spoken word poetry, contemporary movement and sound as a vehicle for storytelling. This Is How We Heal is an autobiographical telling of one’s process to mend in light of the traumas of fatherlessness, drug addiction, mass incarceration, and the loneliness that silence births. This vulnerable performance is timely and culturally relevant. The show demonstrates the power of the body to tell the truth in order to fully embody freedom.


Saturday 6/17 5pm

Name Calling is a riveting work from Goldie Patrick, is a one-woman show that examines the what happens when the normalized trauma of racism, sexism, xenophobia and sexual abuse become too much for one woman to bear. Will she rage against her routine of silence and acceptance or do something totally unexpected and out of character.


Saturday 6/17 7:30pm

In Race to the Finish, two heaven-bound beings, recent survivors of Chicago Police Department abuse, compete in a game show in this play satirizing All Lives Matter. This work was created by Sejahari Villegas.



SUNDAY, June 18th shows at 11 am / 1 pm / 3 pm

Sunday 6/18 11am

Community conversation with CHHTF 17 presenters ( free to public)


Sunday 6/18 1pm

Christopher Thomas' Watch Me Move Watch Me Juke! grabs at ones courage to amplify their own unique Chicago journey. As son, father, educator, change maker and nationally recognized Footworker, Mad Dog's high energy authentically journeys us from his early beginnings in Altgeld Gardens & Roseland to his short lived fame as a Chicago FootworKING, culminating in his reclamation of new found purpose. This work is sure to inspire a new generation of Juke and possibly a few more Footworkers!

Sunday 6/18 3pm

Name Calling is a riveting work from Goldie Patrick, is a one-woman show that examines the what happens when the normalized trauma of racism, sexism, xenophia and sexual abuse become too much for one woman to bear. Will she rage against her routine of silence and acceptance or do something totally unexpected and out of character.


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