“Now what you hear is not a test/I’m rapping to the beat!”
Gordon wants to learn how to rap, thinking it will gain him respect, admiration, and the attention of a beautiful woman. What he doesn’t know is that his journey to learn how to rhyme will take him not just deeper into Hip Hop, but deeper into his legacy and his purpose. Based on true events, NSangou Njikam leads us on a lyrical voyage to discover what it really takes to freestyle.
This New York premiere production will be directed by Niegel Smith and will feature McKenzie Frye, Nuri Hazzard, Elisha Lawson, NSangou Njikam, Adesola A. Osakalumi, DJ Reborn and Kara Young. The creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (Scenic Design), Claudia Brown (Costume Design), Kevin Rigdon (Lighting Design), Justin Ellington (Sound Design), Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio (Choreographer and Associate Director), Taisa Malouf (Associate Scenic Design), Sybil Roberts (Dramaturg), Kristan Seemel (Assistant Director), Sarah Lawrence (Assistant Costume Design), John McKenna (Assistant Sound Design), Michal V. Mendelson (Production Stage Manager) and Violet Tafari (Assistant Stage Manager).Download Program