Till the Break of Dawn (2007)
  • Title: Till the Break of Dawn
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 02:26:21
  • Language: English
  • Date: 13 Sept 2007
  • Location: 466 Grand Street New York City, NY.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Danny Hoch, writer; Allan Buchman, director.
  • Credits: Bambadjan Bamba, Dominic Colon, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Flaco Navaja, pattydukes, Gwendolen Hardwick, Jimmie James, Jaymes Jorsling, Maribel Lizardo, Johnny Sánchez, and Luis Vega, performers.

Till the Break of Dawn (2007)

A tale of teachers, artists, and activists, Danny Hoch’s Till the Break of Dawn takes place in the Havana of 2001. Chronicling the meetings and mishaps that happen at a Cuban hip-hop festival, the New Yorkers are confronted by numerous struggling Cubans, an exiled Black Panther, and youth from the global hip-hop scene. It is in this changing landscape where they must confront their changing ideas and commitments to activism, and to each other. Culminating with the events of September 11th, Till the Break of Dawn is a critical look at the cultures of American imperialism, idealism, and hip-hop that affects each of the characters.

This work is written and directed by acclaimed actor, poet, and playwrightDanny Hoch. A two-time DEF poet, a Senior Fellow at the New School’s VeraList Center for Arts & Politics among numerous other awards and accolades, Hoch is the founder of the Hip Hop Theater Festival. For more on Danny Hoch, please visit his artist profile.


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