My boy Usman Ally and company are kicking this show off tonight.  As usual, I’m bummed not to be in the Chi for it.  (What does it say about the state of New York theater when everything I want to see lately is in Chicago?  Step your game up, NYC.)  You should definitely check it out:

This spring, join us for American Ethnic – the third annual production of Remy Bumppo thinkTank. This year’s presentation features three nationally recognized spoken word artists – Usman Ally, Idris Goodwin, and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsaiwho will collaborate on an original work combining hip-hop, spoken word and theater aesthetics to examine the mass media’s role in perpetuating cultural norms surrounding race and gender.