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Hip Hop Theater Festival Celebrates 5th Anniversary - NYC June 11-18th

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 3, 2005 -- This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the Hip Hop Theater Festival in New York City. This years festival lands in NYC for One Week Only, June 11th June 18th, and features the US premieres of two productions by acclaimed international artists: from the UK, body popper Benji Reid in 13 Mics and Germanys Niels 'Storm' Robitzky in Solo For Two.

The festival will highlight work developed throughout the year during HHTFs Critical Breaks Workshop series and Opening Night will invite the best of HHTF back the to the stage. From solo works to ensemble pieces, HHTF unites the best of both emerging and established Hip Hop artists from around the country in an arena that stretches the limits of theater, dance, spoken word and live music.

Hits from past festivals include: Will Powers Flow, Sarah Jones Surface Transit, Jonzi D.s Lyrical Fearta and Ben Snyders In Case You Forget. Over the past five years, the Hip Hop Theater Festival has grown from a fledgling project of Caseroc Productions and Hip Hop Theatre Junction into an independent non-profit organization with a national scope.

HHTF seeks to bring audiences and artists from the Hip Hop generation together with traditional mainstream theater audiences. HHTF's mission is threefold: to invigorate the fields of Hip Hop and theater by nurturing the creation of innovative work within the Hip Hop aesthetic; to present and tour American and international artists whose work addresses the issues relevant to the Hip Hop generation; and to serve young urban communities through outreach & education celebrating contemporary language and culture.

Hip Hop Theater Festival: NYC 2005 is made possible by the generous support of Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Rush Philanthropic, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Theater Communications Group and British Council US.

2005 collaborators and venues include New York Theater Workshop, Dance Theater Workshop and the Apollo Theater. This year HHTF also makes stops in the San Francisco Bay Area (May), Washington D.C. (July) and Chicago (September).

For more information on HHTF, complete schedule and ticket information, visit www.hiphoptheaterfest.org

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