Based on Coval's book L-vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems, the multimedia hip-hop show traces the journey of a whiteboy rapper from the suburbs to superstardom - with an art form that he has only appropriated.
Coval has also written Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica and Everyday People, and is co-founder and artistic director of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Chicago Public Radio, and a four-time HBO Def Poet.
The creative team for L-vis Lives! will include Brett Neiman (projection and sound design), Scott Davis (scenic design), Emily Tarleton (costume design), and Lee Fiskness (lighting design).