Arts Collaborative ~ "Dreamscape" by Rickerby Hinds, Followed by Talkback | St. Lawrence University Arts Collaborative

Arts Collaborative ~ "Dreamscape" by Rickerby Hinds, Followed by Talkback

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Gulick Theatre

Arts Across The Curriculum
Presented By
Arts Collaborative

Hip Hop Theatre, Privilege, and Performance
*****This event is supported by the Hovey/Brown Endowment for the Arts and the Alcoa Foundation Cultural Affairs Program Fund.***** 

“Dreamscape” by Rickerby Hinds
**Followed by Talkback**
Participating in the talkback:  Rickerby Hinds, Jeb Middlebrook and J. Michael Kinsey
Tuesday, March 15th

7:00pm – 8:10pm
Gulick Theatre

"Dreamscape" is a riveting hip hop theatre play that is loosely based on the true story of a young woman who was shot to death by officers while sitting in her car unconscious. The play is central to conversations surrounding situations like Ferguson, as it explores policing and surveillance and the devastating effects this phenomenon has had on communities of color.
Participating in the talkback:  Rickerby Hinds, Jeb Middlebrook and J. Michael Kinsey

Rickerby Hinds is Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Theater Film & Digital Production at the University of California, Riverside and the only tenured hip-hop theater professor in the country as well as a Fulbright Fellow. He is a native of Honduras, Central America who immigrated to South Central Los Angeles at age 13. He graduated with top awards from UCLA's MFA Playwriting program. Hinds' mission is to open up the stage to a diversity of voices and experiences. As an esteemed global artist, his work has been presented in Hungary, Romania, and Turkey, and supported by numerous institutions, such as the Ford Foundation, the Showtime Television Network, Stanford University, and Howard University.

Dr. Jeb Middlebrook is an award-winning Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles, Founder of Theater of the Privileged, and is an international performing artist and community organizer. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in Ethnic Studies  from the University of Minnesota.  Jeb’s work has been recognized by the Ford Foundation, the Harry S. Truman Foundation, the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, NBC, ABC, and MTV Networks, and has supported the Occupy Movement and the Black Lives Matter Movement, among other causes.

J. Michael Kinsey is a PhD student at Cornell University in the Performing & Media Arts Department.  He is a professional equity actor and a two-time Audelco Award Nominee, as well as a theatre consultant for the 2014 Bessie award winning piece Mr. Tol E. Rance. His one man show, The Kids, explores the embodiment of masculinity and sexual identity for men that identify as black and gay. The Kids has been workshopped in NYC and Montreal, Canada. Kinsey deems himself a theorist, writer, actor, director and cultural critic of theatre and black performance.