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All Stars Hip-Hop Cabaret

Directed by: Dan Friedman & Antoine 'RL' Joyce


Friday, August 28 - Saturday, September 19, 2009

The all-new All Stars Hip-Hop Cabaret opening on Friday, August 28 is the product of a workshop process led by co-directors Dan Friedman and Antoine 'RL' Joyce.

Friedman, the artistic director of Castillo's Youth Onstage! program, has spent his life in political theatre, as an historian, a playwright, and director. Decades ago, he toured the United States with the New York Street Theatre Caravan creating 'agit-prop' theatre in streets and parks. Joyce, who hails from from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, came of age with the All Stars Talent Show Network, starting as a performer, then for many years as a Master of Ceremonies. Recently, on a world tour as a producer for hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash, Joyce realized that his passions for music, for young people, and for changing the world were best expressed by building the All Stars, so he returned to New York to work as a development officer for the All Stars Project by day, and a club owner by night.

From different generations and cultural traditions, and with vastly different life experiences, these two men have given their combined know-how to young All Stars performers, and shaped this Hip-Hop Cabaret into a raw, edgy, entertaining show. It features five young men who deliver an evening of uncensored, in-your face hip-hop, laced with the flavors and influences of European cabaret. As you might expect, the show contains strong language and adult situations and may not be suitable for younger children. But you won't want to miss it!