Saturday, June 6, 2015

RHYMING WHILE BLACK ON WAX

That's right. In my ongoing quest for my music to be presented on (so called) obsolete technology---my album RHYMING WHILE BLACK is now available on vinyl. It features a bonus song "Another Chapter" not featured on the CD or MP3 album.



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Monday, October 13, 2014

BLACKADEMIC aka album 7

I'm back on the mic working on BLACKADEMIC my 7th solo rap project.
Collaborating with beat-makers from all over the country.

I launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the dough to make it really special.
I'm offering up some cool perks too. Special shout outs, vinyl records, books and more. Check it out!

Also check out a song from BLACKADEMIC: "Song speak for itself"


Outside Central Root Studios in Albuquerque, NM

Friday, June 13, 2014

Coming up / The New Batch

2 Fall Productions of How We Got On opening on the same day!

1)  Cleveland Play house, Ohio Oct.24 - Details Here
2)  Forum Theater, Silver Spring, MD Oct. 24 - Details Here

What about 2015?

AND IN THIS CORNER: CASSIUS CLAY @ StageOne Theater, Louisville, KY
A commission for StageOne Family Theater about a teenage Muhammad Ali (before Islam, draft dodging, before Liston and Fraizer and Zaire) growing up, learning the stance, getting over his fears and coming up in a racially segregated Louisville KY

Opens Jan 20
Details Here

THIS IS MODERN ART  @  Steppenwolf, Chicago, IL
A commission for Steppenwolf based on a true story. A group of young street artists deal with the repercussions of a high profile graffiti bombing on the city's beloved art museum.
Co written with Louder Than A Bomber Founder Kevin Coval

Opens Feb 25
Details Here


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 = Plays on Plays on Plays

Mad plays in the stew-pot..Anything in your backyard? 

First off---quick reminder
HOW WE GOT ON was just published by Playscripts---order your copy here today!

FEBRUARY:
Production
How We Got On at Available Light in Columbus, OH

New Play Staged Reading
Victory Jones and The Incredible One Woman Band @ The Colorado New Play Summit, Denver Center Theater -- featuring Chandra Thomas, Curtis Mclaren, Brian Quijada, Amy Luna, directed by Wendy C Goldberg
The second Break Beat Play---(How We Got On being the first) Father daughter road drama with looping pedals and the Sandia mountains.

MARCH:
Production
Remix 38 at Humana Festival at Actor's Theater of Lousiville, KY
co written with Jackie Sibblies Drury, Basil Kreimendahl, Justin Kuritzkes, Amelia Roper, directed by Ian Frank

MAY:
New Play Stage Reading
This is Modern Art @ New Voices/New Visions Kennedy Center, DC
co written with Kevin Coval, a collaboration with Steppenwolf Theater
directed by Jessica Thebus

ALSO in the works.....

And in this corner.... Cassius Clay w/ Stage One Family Theater
A origin story of young Muhammed Ali coming of age in racially segregated Louisville
Staged reading sometime this summer

Rage is back a stage adaptation of Adam Mansbach's Novel
More on this soon...


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Rise of The Fall 2013

This is my fave time of year. People finally get back to work. Myself included.

Colo-rockin the mic

Sept 12
       performing along with Found magazine's Davy Rothbart and the band Changing Colors
       at the very dope Ivywild space here in Colorado Springs. Details

Sept 13
        featured reader at Cafe Cultura in Denver. Details

How We Got On continues to get on stage
 
Boston run was a stone groove---(see previous post for evidence)

Now we come back home to the middle

Sept 21st -How We Got On opens just outside Chicago at Citadel Theater. Details

The Girl From Crete Falls
 
As part of my three course teaching load for the 2013-2014 school year I get to write and direct a new play.

It runs October 17-20.

A lyrical and loose modernized riff on the myth of Icarus, in which a young woman tries to shake her mother’s legacy and forge her own path to the top.

If you're in the area come check it
Details.

image design by my long time collaborator Brett Neiman--"whatupdoe"