How to Break showing at Hip Hop Theater Festival NYC: Oct. 18 – Nov. 4

HERE and the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in association with Collective Consciousness Theatre present

How to Break
by Aaron Jafferis and the Mixing Texts Collective

October 18 – November 4 | Tues. – Sat. 7:00 PM
No show on Oct. 31

Additional shows on Oct. 26 & Nov. 2 @ 10:30 PM
Oct. 28 & Nov 4 @ 2:00 PM

Ages 12 and up–strong language

$10 Advance tix*
$18 24-hrs prior

Student Rush is FREE with I.D.

Recipient of the 2012 Thomas Barbour Playwright’s Award, How to Break sneaks into a hospital room with a fake ID, a potty mouth, and a bad case of heartsick. A pediatric hematologist, a folk singer, and a nurse with a beatboxing problem try not to screw up two hospitalized teenagers–a b-boy with sickle cell and a popper with leukemia–as they break through their diagnoses in search of a gut understanding of what it means to be “ill.”

Oct. 18 @ 6 pm: Cocktails & Context with Directors Kristin & Kim
Post-show Talkbacks:
Oct 24: Total Chaos: Hip-Hop Culture & The Ensemble Creation Process
Oct 25: Ill Art: Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?
Oct 28: CoSMO: Community medical practitioners respond to the play

Don’t miss out on a $10 ticket 24-hrs in advance of the show! Limited supply only.

A startHERE: Innovative Theatre for Young People Presentation

145 Sixth Ave. (enter on Dominick St. one block south of Spring)
New York, NY 10013

Subway: C/E to Spring St.; 1 to Houston St.; N/R to Prince St.

How to Break is made possible by ArtWORKS for Young People, an initiative of NYSCA’s Presenting Program, and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, with additional support provided by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Mixing Texts Convening.

HERE’s programming is made possible with public funds from: the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Office of the Mayor of New York, Speaker Christine Quinn, Honorable Thomas K. Duane, Honorable Deborah Glick and the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.

HERE’s programming is also made possible with generous support from: Bloomberg Philanthropies; the Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; Jim Henson Foundation; the Jerome Foundation; LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund; MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Mental Insight Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; The Rockefeller Foundation; Peg Santvoord Foundation; The Scherman Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; Theatre Communications Group; the Lila Acheson Wallace Theater Fund of The New York Community Trust; and HERE’s generous community of individual donors.

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