Thursday, February 19, 2009 - Hip-hop Shakespeare

Laris dropped me a line to ask me to promote . It documents the development of a production of Shakespeare's 12th Night, but it's not your normal Shakespeare. This is a hip hop version, the catch of this actual performance is the theater company is doing the play as a hip-hop version, but unlike other hip-hop Shakespeare the performers are keeping the text as is.
During the production we conducted a lot of community engagement, a large part was focussed on the younger community members. Especially those that had limited, or no arts programming in their schools.

The website ( itself tracks the development of the performance, including the community interaction with the process
Do check it out!

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