Body Work

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Opened Oct 14, 2004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Originally commissioned by The Drilling Company Body Work is a hip-hop poetical riff on feminist male gaze theory in film and media, Web De Bois' trope of the veil, and Sir Mix-A-Lot's "baby got back". A fun mix of beautiful women, a drag queen, groovy language, and complicated ideas. SMOKIN' WORD is a New York based non-profit company focused on helping to build the new genre of hip-hop and spoken word theatre through the production of plays, chap books, CD's and other live events. It's on-going playwrights workshop WORDSHOP produced a reading at Manhattan Theatre Club. Participant's works have gone on to be produced at Primary Stages, Nuyorican Poets Cafe and now LaMama. Smokin' Word burning it up! This production is a part of the Performing Ethnicity International Conference and Arts Festival, organized by Ma-Yi Theater Company, The City College of New York, the University of the Philippines system, and Philippine Forum. Major support provided by The Ford Foundation. This production is a part of the Performing Ethnicity International Conference and Arts Festival, organized by Ma-Yi Theater Company, The City College of New York, the University of the Philippines system, and Philippine Forum. Major support provided by The Ford Foundation.

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http://www.ma-yitheatre.org|www.smokinword.com