From the seed of Robert Moses’ “ghettofication” of the Bronx via urban planning to the first time DJ Kool Herc spun tables on a makeshift sound system, the birth of hip-hop has been considered an urban phenomenon. But while hip-hop’s origins lie in the city and on the coasts, the city and the coasts aren’t […]
Archives for November 4, 2014
Can children ever escape the sins of their fathers and mothers? In their electric, incisive premiere of playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings’ Not Enuf Lifetimes, The Welders wade into the cycles of pain and redemption that define American families of every economic and racial stripe.
Pasos Azar/Random Steps takes us beyond the expected boundaries of limitations and expels stereotypes. The Gunston II stage is stripped naked to its cement walls with only strip spot-lights glaring down on scattered costumes among suitcases. The stark, barren stage hits us like a splash of cold water and becomes a metaphor for the nothingness […]