ASMAC NYC presents:
“Holler If Ya Hear Me”
Hip Hop In Musical Theatre
and our special guest
According to a 2017 report by Forbes magazine, hip-hop and R&B are now responsible for the majority of music consumption in the U.S., pulling ahead of rock for the first time in history. With the exception of Hamilton, hip hop has yet to make its way into mainstream theatre, but it has been represented before and there are artists writing original work in the style.
Holler If Ya Hear Me opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre in 2014 using the catalog of legendary rapper and hip hop artist Tupac Shakur. Daryl Waters was the Music Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator and Zane Mark was the Conductor. We will hear their perspective on the creation of the show, look at score examples, and talk about the process of a show entirely built on hip hop. Khiyon Hursey is a writer and composer who is currently writing for theatre and television with a focus on hip-hop. We will speak with him about his process, upcoming projects, and how he sees the future of theatre.