Article By -- Rachel Beckman at WaPo (click above)
"The festival, hosted by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, runs Monday through next Saturday. All events are free, but arrive early to get seats. A festival kick-off party, featuring DJ Rich Medina, is Monday at 9:30 p.m. at Andalu, 1214 18th St. NW."
Festival Dates July 9-14, 2007
"Returning for its sixth year, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival arrives this summer with an exhilarating plethora of performance, dance and poetry. The Festival continues to engage Hip-Hop generation artists from in and outside Washington, DC in a dynamic mix of developing and established works. Highlights include: Jerry Quickley’s Live from the Front about a B-boy in Baghdad at the start of the war and J. Kyle Manzay’s The Actor’s Rap!, a comedy about a group of frustrated actors who take matters into their own hands as rappers relentlessly steal their roles in film and theater. Local playwrights and performers include Holly Bass; Bashi Rose; Hueman Prophets, Goldie Patrick and poets from Sol y Soul. And thanks to the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, The Hip-Hop Theater Festival is proud to present all events free of charge."
For information or a full schedule, visit http://www.hiphoptheaterfest.orgor call 202-724-5613.