Conversation with Hip Hop Theatre Pedagogy Pioneers
MUHLENBERG COLLEGE. A “Conversation with Hip Hop Theatre Pedagogy Pioneers” will take place on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in Moyer Hall’s Miller Forum. Rickerby Hinds (above), professor of playwriting in the department of theater film & digital production at the University of California, Riverside will join Kashi Johnson (below, right), an accomplished actress, director and professor of theatre at Lehigh University, in a conversation about hip-hop theatre. The event will be moderated by Sharrell Luckett, assistant professor of theatre.
There will be a performance of “Dreamscape” and talk back on Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. in Baker Theatre. Created by Hinds, “Dreamscape” is a riveting hip-hop theatre play that is loosely based on the true story of a young woman who was shot to death by officers while sitting in her car unconscious. The play is central to conversations surrounding situations like Ferguson, as it explores policing and surveillance and the devastating effects this phenomenon has had on communities of color.