DANNY HOCH
www.dannyhoch.com

Bio

Danny Hoch is an actor, playwright and director. He founded the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, is a senior fellow at the Vera List Center For Art & Politics, and sits on the board of Theatre Communications Group, United States.

Abstract

Hip-Hop Theatre: An Evening with Danny Hoch Hip-Hop
Although Hip-Hop Theatre has proven itself a formidable global arts movement with a large following around the globe, it is still misunderstood and conspicuously absent from major stages. In this performance, Danny Hoch brings together character monologues from his plays Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop and Till The Break Of Dawn, to illustrate that Hip-Hop Theatre is not as much about the form as it is about the Hip-Hop generation; through spoken-word pieces from HBO's Def Poetry, he shows that issues of race, class, ownership, self-determination, the prison industrial complex, Reaganomics, police brutality, drugs, globalization and technology all contribute to what makes the Hip-Hop Generation all over the globe.