The KCACTF Hip-Hop Theater Creator Award Winner: Blood at the Root

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The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival presents Blood at the Root, an award-winning hip-hop theater work by Dominique Morisseau, in the Kennedy Center Atrium. The work is inspired by the “Jena Six,” a group of young black men in Jena, Louisiana, charged with attempted murder after assaulting a white student at Jena High. The commissioned work was written for the acting company Stori Ayers, Brandon Carter, Allison Jaye, Tyler Reilly, Kenzie Ross, and Christian Thompson, and is directed by Steve Broadnax, the head of Penn State’s Graduate Acting program. Please note: This performance contains explicit language. Free tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line on Monday, April 7, 2014, in the States Gallery, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

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