Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy

Say Word! Launch at CUNY
December 6, 2011, 1:40 pm
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Highly respected scholar and theatre artist Daniel Banks, Ph.D. has edited a terrific new book. An all-star gathering of artists will launch the book this week. Congratulations, Daniel!

Say Word! Launch At CUNY DEC 8

All are invited!

Readings, panel, and signing of SAY WORD! VOICES FROM HIP HOP THEATER (University of Michigan Press, 2011) edited and with a critical introduction by Daniel Banks

Presented by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center at CUNY

Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 pm
365 5th Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets, NYC

Admission is Free

Panel moderated by noted director, playwright and dramaturg Talvin Wilks.

With Panelists: reg e gaines, award winning writer of Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk; Daniel Banks, Ph.D., editor of Say Word!; Michele Shay from the original Broadway cast of for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf; and contributors Holly Bass, Kristoffer Diaz, Abiola Abrams and Antoy Grant.

Excerpts from the anthology performed by: Carlton Byrd, Inés Garcia, Eboni Hogan and Alejandro Rodriguez.

About the Book:
In Say Word!, Editor Daniel Banks collects nine works (eight in print, one online) by contemporary artists who confront today’s compelling issues, ranging from racial profiling and police brutality to women’s empowerment; and from the commercial exploitation of Hip Hop to identity politics. These works tackle the issues of identity — culture, heritage, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and difference — and are augmented with an extensive introduction and other informative commentaries.

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