San Francisco’s Premier Live Hip Hop Music & Theater Collective
Since 1998, critically acclaimed Hip Hop theater and music collective Felonious has been a force in the Bay Area theater and music scene, often creating series, projects and productions that merge the two mediums. In addition to sharing the stage with some of Hip Hop's finest acts, Felonious is the creative force behind the smash theatrical hits Angry Black White Boy, Stateless: a hip hop vaudeville and Beatbox: A Raparetta.
The mission of Felonious is to utilize the history and tradition of Hip Hop and its power as the most accessible and prominent mode of activism and communication for young people and people of color. Hip Hop music and theatre are critical contemporary methods for sharing history, news and information and for reflecting the lives of people who are often marginalized. By nature and because Felonious is a multi-cultural collective, their work fosters expression that is deeply reflective of the communities that make up the Bay Area. Felonious is committed to creating inspirational work with a truly independent spirit, fusing the power and traditions of theater, music, dance, education, and outreach.
In collaboration with Circuit Network, Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Campo Santo and Intersection for the Arts, Felonious is currently developing Jeff Chang’s “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” for the stage. The piece will be adapted by Felonious’ Dan Wolf and Campo Santo’s Sean San Jose, with musical direction by Tommy Shepherd and choreography by Keith Pinto, and is slated for production in 2013 and to be available for touring in the 2013-14 season.
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