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Hip Hop Theater Festival

Founded in 2000, The Hip Hop Theater Festival continues to invigorate the fields of theater and Hip Hop by: nurturing the creation of innovative work within the Hip Hop aesthetic; presenting and touring American and international artists whose work addresses the issues relevant to the Hip Hop generation; and serving young, urban communities through outreach and education that celebrates contemporary language and culture.In each of its Festival cities, New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago and San Francisco, The Hip Hop Theater Festival presents live events created by artists who stretch, invent and combine a variety of theatrical forms, including theater, dance, spoken word and live music sampling. Through open submissions and aggressive curating both nationally and internationally, the Hip Hop Theater Festival is fully dedicated to finding, developing and introducing to the public new artistic creations from a diversity of cultures and points of view.

Watch Past Performances

10th Annual D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival 7/12/11: 10th Annual D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival

A musical jam with African hip hop artists Maimouna Youssef, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, acclaimed indie MC Tabi Bonney, and a 5 p.m. warm-up class with special guest dancer Rujeko Dumbutshena from Broadway’s Fela! Co-presented with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

10th Annual D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival

A musical jam with African hip hop artists Maimouna Youssef, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, acclaimed indie MC Tabi Bonney, and a 5 p.m. warm-up class with special guest dancer Rujeko Dumbutshena from Broadway’s Fela! Co-presented with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
The Foundation: DMC DJ Exhibition 7/6/10: The Foundation: DMC DJ Exhibition

THE FOUNDATION: DMC DJ EXHIBITON
Curated by Christie Z Pabon, DMC USA Producer, Hosted by Kokayi
Featuring two of the best DJs in the USA, this Millennium Stage event marks the first time the Festival will  showcase the skills behind the art form of turntablism, where the turntables, under the hands of the DJs, become instruments to rock the crowd. Special guests include legendary DJ Rockin’ Rob, from the Bronx, NYC and DMC USA Supremacy Champion, DJ I-Dee. Part of the 9th Annual DC Hip Hop Theater Festival presented in cooperation with DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.

The Foundation: DMC DJ Exhibition

THE FOUNDATION: DMC DJ EXHIBITON
Curated by Christie Z Pabon, DMC USA Producer, Hosted by Kokayi
Featuring two of the best DJs in the USA, this Millennium Stage event marks the first time the Festival will  showcase the skills behind the art form of turntablism, where the turntables, under the hands of the DJs, become instruments to rock the crowd. Special guests include legendary DJ Rockin’ Rob, from the Bronx, NYC and DMC USA Supremacy Champion, DJ I-Dee. Part of the 9th Annual DC Hip Hop Theater Festival presented in cooperation with DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
<i>VOICES REMIX</i> 7/7/09: VOICES REMIX

VOICES REMIX: Featuring Regie Cabico, Staceyann Chin, Michael Ealy, W. Ellington Felton, Lupe Fiasco, Walter Mosley, and, on the turn tables, DJ Earth 1ne, with Dave Zirin narrating the evening. Presented in cooperation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

VOICES REMIX

VOICES REMIX: Featuring Regie Cabico, Staceyann Chin, Michael Ealy, W. Ellington Felton, Lupe Fiasco, Walter Mosley, and, on the turn tables, DJ Earth 1ne, with Dave Zirin narrating the evening. Presented in cooperation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Hip-Hop Theater Festival 7/8/08: Hip-Hop Theater Festival

Hosted by legendary poet Sonia Sanchez, this special evening features poets from two slam poetry groups, Brave New Voices College Tour and the DC Writers Corps Slam Team, and the progressive music group Triflava. Presented in cooperation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Hip-Hop Theater Festival

Hosted by legendary poet Sonia Sanchez, this special evening features poets from two slam poetry groups, Brave New Voices College Tour and the DC Writers Corps Slam Team, and the progressive music group Triflava. Presented in cooperation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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