Join us at Keegan for a special Boiler Maker Staged Reading and Post-Show Discussion as part of Keegan’s Boiler Room Series: From Gumbo To Mumbo, written and performed by Drew Anderson and Dwayne Lawson-Brown, directed by Duane Richards.
DATE AND TIME: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm
ABOUT THE SHOW: A dreadlock-rocking SouthEast DC b-boy and video game geek who crochets his way through “have and have (k)not” meet up with a bald and bearded New Orleanian science teacher turned rhyme speaker who uses comedy to contemplate his place in Trump’s America. Together, they conjure a dynamic cauldron of hip hop, poetry, and theatre to colorfully redefine masculinity, question social and political issues, and celebrate love and the search for home.
PRESENTED BY PRK AND BRS: A collaboration of Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA and the Boiler Room Series, and presented through support from Children’s Theatre Foundation of America and DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, From Gumbo To Mumbo is a dynamic new work that uses styles of theatre, spoken word, and hip-hop to explore contemporary themes.
Drawing inspiration from From Gumbo To Mumbo and working in collaboration with teaching artist Regie Cabico, PRK will use this exciting presentation as a springboard for a new project to develop a fully realized spoken word play written for DC public school students to celebrate who they are, where they are from, and who they will become.
WHAT’S THE BOILER ROOM SERIES? The Boiler Room Series at Keegan, named after the old boiler room of the pre-renovation Keegan Theatre, is a bold programming initiative that focuses on the development of new works and the producing of unique performances. The name speaks to the two-part mission: crank up the artistic heat on new works in progress and let loose the creative voices of tomorrow’s theatre. LEARN MORE