Collection Title: Solo performances by Danny Hoch (1990s)
Title: Some people
Alternate Title: Performance Space 122 presents
Alternate Title: P.S. 122 presents
Alternate Title: Some people
Date: 1993 Oct. 17
Location: Performed at P.S. 122, New York City, on Oct. 17, 1993.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., One-person shows (Performing arts)., Hip-Hop theater., Storytelling., Spoken word performance.
Danny Hoch, creator, producer ; Mark Robinson, videographer ; recorded by Character Generators.
Danny Hoch.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 01:35:54
Language: In English, with some Spanish.
Synopsis: Danny Hoch ( is an actor, playwright and director whose plays 'Pot Melting', 'Some People', and 'Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop' have garnered many awards including 2 OBIES, a NEA Solo Theatre Fellowship, Sundance Writers Fellowship, CalArts/Alpert Award In Theatre and a Tennessee Williams Fellowship. He is a Senior Fellow at the New School's Vera List Center For Art & Politics and his writings on hip-hop, race and class have appeared in 'The Village Voice' and 'New York Times', among others; his book 'Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop' is in its second printing by Villard Books/Random House. Mr. Hoch also founded the 'Hip-Hop Theater Festival' in 2000 which has since presented over 75 hip-hop generation plays from all over the world. A third-generation New Yorker who grew up during the birth of Hip-Hop culture in a multiracial outer-borough neighborhood, Danny brings together his inner monologues, layered composites of stories and voices form his personal experiences, stories of his community and his generation, placing traditionally peripheral characters center stage. Characters like radio personality Caribbean Tiger, Jamaican dancehall entertainer Madman, tenement building handyman Kazmierczack, 'cool' teenagers Floe and Flex, straight-outta-Jersey pseudo-yuppie Bill, fast-paced disc jockey Al Capón, young office worker Blanca, and César, a middle-aged man at his first visit to a therapist, all evidence this outstanding contemporary work, reunited under the title 'Some People', here performed at Performance Space 122 in New York City. An urban griot for the communities of urban North America, Hoch combines Hip-Hop's worldview and expressive strategies of resistance, along with storytelling riffs, actively exploring language in order to move the audience from being passively entertained to become actively engaged.
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Copyright Holder: Danny Hoch c/o Caseroc Productions, Inc.
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