The Hip-Hop Theater Festival heads to New York City for one week to mark it’s 5th year anniversary, June 11th – June 18th.
This year’s festival will highlight work developed from Hip-Hop artists over the past year and includes live music, theatre, dance, spoken word, various workshops and the premieres of two productions by acclaimed international artists: UK popper Benji Reid in “13 Mics” and German B-Boy Niels “Storm” Robitzky in “Solo For Two.”
From solo works to ensemble pieces, HHTF unites the best of both emerging and established Hip-Hop artists from around the country. This year the event will be hosted between New York Theater Workshop, Dance Theater Workshop and the Apollo Theater.
Over the past five years, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival has grown from a fledgling project into an independent non-profit organization that has sought to bring audiences and artists from the Hip-Hop generation together with traditional mainstream theater audiences.
In addition to dates in New York, HHTF has also planned to make stops in Washington D.C. (July) and Chicago (September).
For more information on the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, visit http://www.hiphoptheaterfest.org.