Some People (1993) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: Some People
  • Holdings: script, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:35:54
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: 17 Oct 1993
  • Location: Performed at P.S. 122, New York City
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Danny Hoch.
  • Credits: Danny Hoch, creator, producer ; Mark Robinson, videographer ; recorded by Character Generators.

Some People (1993)

A third-generation New Yorker who grew up during the birth of Hip-Hop culture in a multiracial outer-borough neighborhood, Danny Hoch brings together his inner monologues, layered composites of stories and voices form his personal experiences, stories of his community and his generation, placing traditionally peripheral characters center stage. Characters like radio personality Caribbean Tiger, Jamaican dancehall entertainer Madman, tenement building handyman Kazmierczack, "cool" teenagers Floe and Flex, straight-outta-Jersey pseudo-yuppie Bill, fast-paced disc jockey Al Capón, young office worker Blanca, and César, a middle-aged man at his first visit to a therapist, all evidence this outstanding contemporary work, reunited under the title "Some People," here performed at Performance Space 122 in New York City. An urban griot for the communities of urban North America, Hoch combines Hip-Hop's worldview and expressive strategies of resistance, along with storytelling riffs, actively exploring language in order to move the audience from being passively entertained to become actively engaged.

icon Some People Script (Excerpts) (161.18 kB)