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World Premiere Event

Parental Advisory:
a breakbeat play

September 26 – October 29, 2023

By Idris Goodwin
Directed by Kyle Haden

Stiemke Studio

Hip-Hop, Humor and the History of Censorship

In this high-energy World Premiere by award-winning playwright Idris Goodwin (HBO’s Def Poetry Jam), two Hip-Hop artists mix slick beats and rhymes with important questions about censorship and expression in popular music. This engaging new play – half DJ jam session, half TED Talk – uses wit, humor and the uncanny powers of the Wu-Tang Clan to enter a conversation on parenting, identity and survival. At what age is it appropriate to introduce our children to music, life and an uncertain world – however controversial it may be?

"[Idris Goodwin's] plays are an intoxicating mix of hip-hop and social history.” – American Theatre

A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production

Executive Producers
Margaret Dethloff & Terri Zeh • Rhonda & Greg Oberland

The Stiemke Studio Season is presented by Four-Four Foundation