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Gentrification, Neo-Feudalism, and the Colonists on Your Block: The Real Costs of a Latte

Co-presented with Center Theatre Group
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Episode Summary

Participant(s) Bio
Danny Hoch is an actor, playwright and director whose plays "Pot Melting," "Some People," and "Jails, Hospitals, & Hip-Hop" have garnered many awards including 2 OBIES, an NEA Solo Theatre Fellowship, Sundance Writers Fellowship, CalArts/Alpert Award In Theatre, and a Tennessee Williams Fellowship. His theatre work has toured to 50 U.S. cities and 15 countries. He is a Senior Fellow at the New School's Vera List Center For Art & Politics and his writings on hip-hop, race and class have appeared in The Village Voice, New York Times, Harper's, The Nation, American Theatre, and various books: Out Of Character, Extreme Exposure, Creating Your Own Monologue and Total Chaos. Mr. Hoch founded the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in 2000 which has since presented over 100 Hip-Hop Generation plays from around the globe and now appears annually in New York, Chicago, DC and San Francisco/Oakland.