I’m not in it, but I’ll be there.

The great thing about UTR is that I don’t recognize a lot of the names when they’re announced, but I come to appreciate them when I finally see them.  This year (like last year) has a solid hip-hop theater representation, with Lemon Anderson (of Universes and Def Poetry Jam fame) and Marc Bamuthi Joseph (who brings his play the break/s), along with Reggie Watts, who really isn’t hip-hop theater in the traditional sense (and how effing great is it that I was able to just casually talk about the “traditional sense” of hip-hop theater?) but uses all kinds of hip-hop technology (and how effing great is it that I was able to just casually talk about “hip-hop technology”?) to create something that’s kinda rock and kinda brilliant.

Here’s the line-up:

EVENTS AT THE PUBLIC

3 Years, 8 Months, 20 Days
Amrita Performing Arts, Cambodia
Directed by Annemarie Prins (The Netherlands)

Architecting
Created by the TEAM

COUNTY OF KINGS: the beautiful struggle
Written and Performed by Lemon Andersen
Developed and Directed by Elise Thoron

First Love
Gare St. Lazare Players, Ireland

Into The Dark Unknown: The Hope Chest
Created by Holcombe Waller
Performed by Holcombe Waller and the Healers

LIGA, 50% reward & 50% punishment
Kassys (The Netherlands)

Sight is the sense that dying people tend to lose first
Written and directed by Tim Etchells
Performed by Jim Fletcher

the break/s: a mixtape for stage
Marc Bamuthi Joseph for The Living Word Project
Directed by Michael John Garcés

Transition
Performed by Reggie Watts
Created by Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith
Directed by Tommy Smith

Woyzeck
Sadari Movement Laboratory
In association with AsiaNow (Korea)

OFFSITE EVENTS

Addicted To Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre’s 20th Century
By World/Inferno Friendship Society
Co-Conceived and Directed by Jay Scheib
WEBSTER HALL

Call Cutta In A Box
An intercontinental phone play by Rimini Protokoll (Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel)
GOETHE INSTITUT, NEW YORK

England
By Tim Crouch (UK)
CHELSEA ART MUSEUM

Pataphysics Penyeach: Summa Dramatica/Porco Morto
Written and Directed by Lee Breuer
MABOU MINES STUDIO

Removable Parts
Created by Corey Dargel
Performed by Corey Dargel and Kathleen Supové
Directed by Emma Griffin
HERE ARTS CENTER

Siren
By Ray Lee
Performed by Ray Lee and Harry Dawes.
HERE ARTS CENTER

The Crumb Trail
Written by Gina Moxley
Directed by Gavin Quinn
PERFORMANCE SPACE 122

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