From Gumbo To Mumbo (Staged Reading)

From Gumbo to Mumbo
February 19, 2018
Drew Anderson and Dwayne Lawson-Brown
Duane Richards II

A Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA and Boiler Room Series Staged Reading

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.


Drew Anderson and Dwayne Lawson-Brown

Production Team

Director Duane Richards II