The region’s most diverse and talented teenage performers tackle the issues in a riveting musical production that will challenge, enlighten, unsettle and entertain as only the rawest of real-life stories can do.
May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
May 8 at 2* & 7:30 p.m.
May 9 at 2 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
*Meet the Cast post-show discussion following the Saturday matinee.
The rules among young people are simple:
When emotions are raw … “Keep it movin!”
When it’s time for action … “Maintain the status quo!”
When faced with challenges … “Push past them!”
Those are the rules; it’s how things are done. You have the right to suffer in silence, to ignore the signs or completely shut down. But rules were meant to be broken, especially when it comes to your
right to remain
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE | Washington, DC 20002
Tickets (adults/college students & seniors/kids under 18)
Visit www.atlasarts.org or call the Box Office at 202-399-7993.
For group sales (10 or more) call 202-319-2200 x 8.
my good friend henry’s show was this past weekend. as the emcee/stage manager, i got to control the crowd of friends and family that came out to the dc arts center friday night to see the amazing new show. it was my first time seeing the show, and although i’ve heard many of the poems before, i was very impressed with the creativity, depth, and overall performance of it. henry’s poetry is very biographical, and in this show he weaves his mother’s, father’s, and grandparents’ stories together with some of his own views of current struggles to form a vibrant yet deeply contemplative whole. it is a pleasure to watch, and i hope we can book some more dates for him soon so that more people can see it.
was the final circle and cast party for this year’s city at peace team. they made a song about me and the other volunteers. here is a pic of them performing it in front of us. it was super sweet.
we also spoofed the entire show. i got to play the genie. it was hilarious good times. later that night i went with a friend to see one of the students (will, the light-skinned brother with the afro) dj at this cool Continue reading
after karma kitchen yesterday (which was great! why weren’t you there???) i walked over to malcolm x park with my friends brandon and sei. they helped me practice some of my poems for the slam, and gave me some much needed advice. thanks y’all!
we also participated in the drum circle, which was like a crazy awesome festival. that’s where we learned that b cannot fit into sei’s cute little red vest and hat combo. see for yourself:
these two are some super-talented young artists. i met them through city at peace, which is a great social-justice-youth-development-anti-oppression-arts-and-activism-non-profit that i volunteer with now. Continue reading
the hard-working, lovely students of city at peace invited me to headline their fundraising event at busboys and poets on march 28, 2009. i was very humbled and surprised that they even asked me, so i made sure to put … Continue reading