The play concerns Gibran, an internet hip-hop activist, who leads a group of his New York friends on a trip to Havana, where hip-hop politics, South Bronx angst, and Cuban reality all clash.
The cast includes Bambadjan Bamba, Dominic Colon, Patty Dukes, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Gwendolen Hardwick, Jimmie James, Jaymes Jorsling, Maribel Lizardo, Flaco Navaja, Johnny Sanchez, and Luis Vega. The design team is comprised of Andromache Chalfant (sets), Garin Marschall (lighting), Valerie Marcus Ramshur (costumes), and Jill DuBoff (sound).
Hoch is well known for his solo performances Some People and Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop. He founded the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in 2000, which has presented over 75 Hip-Hop generation plays from around the world and appears annually in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. and San Francisco/Oakland. He is the recipient of two Obie Awards, an NEA Solo Theatre Fellowship, Sundance Writers Fellowship, CalArts/Alpert Award in Theatre, and a Tennessee Williams Fellowship.
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