Aaron Jafferis: How to Change the World with Hip-Hop Theater
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 12:10pm World Music Hall
Aaron Jafferis is a hip-hop poet and playwright whose musicals include Stuck Elevator, Kingdom, Shakespeare: The Remix, No Lie, Blood Magic, and How to Break, which have been produced at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, among many other venues. Mr. Jafferis has written poetry for Urban Bush Women and The Nation, and performed at the Kennedy Center and the National Poetry Slam Championships, where he is a former Open Rap Slam champion. He teaches poetry and hip-hop theater in schools, hospitals, and detention centers in his hometown of New Haven, Connecticut. At Wesleyan, Mr. Jafferis will discuss his work and demonstrate his approach to hip-hop theater.