New York City
The Actor’s Rap!, written, produced, and directed by Obie Award winner J Kyle Manzay, is an outrageous new comedy. The hip-hop infused comedy, where pop culture meets satire, examines the downward spiral of an African-American actor who begins to lose roles – and a girlfriend – to a famous rapper-turned-actor.
Fed up, the play’s protagonist takes matters into his own hands hatching a plan to kidnap his rival (the rapper) by calling upon his classically trained actor buddies to help him pull off the caper. What ensues next is a hilarious sequence of events sure to leave audiences in stitches.
What stars are saying about The Actor’s Rap!:
“It’s one of the greatest ways of telling the story of rappers turned actors.”
— Common (Rapper/Actor)
“The Actor’s Rap!” is deliciously smart, thought-provoking, and wickedly hysterical”
— Tracie Thoms (CBS’s Cold Case, Rent)
“The Actor’s Rap!,” was genius on many levels”
— Malik Yoba (Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?)
“The funniest play I’ve seen in years. I couldn’t stop laughing.”
— Wendell Pierce (HBO’s The Wire)
“The Actor’s Rap! is art imitating life. Don’t miss it for the world.”
— Anthony Mackie (8 Mile)
“The Actor’s Rap! will have you laughing out as it tickles your intellect and encourages your creative spirit. It’s new wave Hip-Hope.”
— Mel Jackson (Soul Food, Deliver Us From Eva)