The One Drop Rule

the-one-drop-rule1Oye mi gente, The Living Word Project continues this weekend with the premiere of War Peace: The One Drop Rule, “a youth driven hip hop theater piece that imagines the Bay Area as a potential war zone in a time of protracted drought. Directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, War Peace is collaboratively written and performed byChinaka Hodge, Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs, and Nico Cary. Now in their early 20s, these four artists boast work published in journals such as McSweeney’s and Newsweek, hold performance credits that include appearances on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry for HBO, and hold undergraduate degrees from Berkeley, NYU, and Brown. They all grew up participating in programs by Youth Speaks, the nation’s leading nonprofit presenter of spoken word performance, education, and youth development programs. War Peace features an original score by the SF Jazz Youth All-Stars, while Emmy award winning choreographer and tap sensation Jason Samuels-Smith joins the cast and performs a percussive tap and modern movement vocabulary to underscore the work’s spoken language.” The premiere kicks off TONIGHT OCTOBER 23 @ 7:30 (Theater Artaud 450 Florida Street, San Francisco) alongside the illustrious Regie Cabico as he unveils his latest brainchild Unbuckled, Uncensored. If you still need more convincing…I’ll be there tonight through Saturday getting my volunteer on and what else could you want? Ha, just kidding, kind of…


Last but certainly not least, be SURE to check out the homie Guillermo Gomez Pena for the San Francisco premiere of Mapa/Corpo3 this SATURDAY OCTOBER 25 @ 7:30. Tickets: $5-$25. GGP is one of my anti-heroes and life muses. He gave me all the strength necessary to produce my senior thesis through all the bullshit and well, I can’t praise him enough…even though I’m positive that makes him uncomfortable. Please, please come out and support this brilliant and hilarious lover and fighter do the damn thing, he never disappoints. I hope to see some of you very soon!!! HOLLA


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