Hip Hop Theater Artist Rickerby Hinds Coming to UCSB this Thursday-Friday, 12/6-7!

Event Date: 

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 8:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Girvertz 1004

Event Contact: 

Alison Reed PhD Candidate, Department of English University of California, Santa Barbara Graduate Fellow, American Cultures & Global Contexts Center RA, Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative http://hemsouths.english.ucsb.edu/



Hip Hop Theater Artist Rickerby Hinds


As the Hemispheric South/s Research Assistant, and on behalf of the Director Dr. Stephanie Batiste, I'm excited to tell you about an upcoming event in our program this year. On December 6-7 Hip Hop Theater Artist Rickerby Hinds will be visiting our campus. On Thursday night at 8pm in Girvertz 1004, don't miss a performance ofDreamscape written and directed by Professor Hinds.  I've included more information about his critically acclaimed play here:


In 1998 a 19-year-old African American young woman was shot to death by four police officers in Riverside, California - while passed out in her car. Through poetry, dance and beatboxing, Dreamscape explores the life of Myeisha Mills (Tyisha Miller) and re-frames her death by following the trajectory and impact of the 12 bullets that struck her - each one triggering its own unique memory.


He will also be facilitating two workshop sessions to which you are all invited as audience members. A schedule is included below (please note updated workshop locations):


Thursday, December 6, 2012

8-9:30pm           performance of Dreamscape (GIRV 1004)

9:30-10pm         Q&A with playwright and actors (GIRV 1004)


Friday, December 7, 2012

11-1                      Hip Hop Theater Workshop with playwright and director, Professor Rickerby Hinds, UCR (GIRV 1004)

2-3                         Hip Hop Theater Workshop with Professor Hinds featuring Stacks of Obits by Stephanie Batiste (SRB Multipurpose Room)