History of the Word

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Opened Oct 15, 2004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Tony Award-winning Regional Theatre Crossroads opens its season with the world premiere of History of the Word, conceived by Orin Wolf and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, and written by Ben Snyder. History of the Word is a new hip-hop musical that follows the lives of six high school students learning to navigate a world filled with dreams, fears and a constant need to be accepted. These stories are based on the real life experiences of five of our country's most talented Spoken Word poets making History of the Word, A Chorus Line for the hip-hop generation. By exploring the relationship between our history, our lives and our language, History of the Word challenges these students (and all students) to step up to the mic, find their voice and celebrate their diversity.

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http://www.HistoryOfTheWord.com