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Waterboy and the Mighty World

The HawtPlates:
Waterboy and the Mighty World

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Shiva Theater January 11 - January 13, 2020

WATERBOY AND THE MIGHTY WORLD by The HawtPlates

Composed and Performed by Jade Hicks, Kenita Miller-Hicks, Justin Hicks
Additional Texts Written and Recorded by Quincy Flowers
Scenic Design and Art Direction by Breck Omar Brunson
Lighting Design by Hao Bai
Sound Design by Andrew Lulling
Live Recording Engineer: Ernie Indradat
Production Assistant: Stefania Bulbarella
Stage Manager: Belynda Hardin
Dramaturg: Sunder Ganglani
Producer: Jennifer Harrison Newman

Imagine up the law who always brought in the wanted, alive rather than dead.
A fabulous law, a fabulous law to the end.

In a series of live recording sessions, The HawtPlates (Justin, Kenita, and Jade Hicks) present a song cycle, a ghost story, a poetic act of protest that asks us to reimagine American heroismInspired by Bass Reeves, the first African American US Marshal, and Odetta Holmes, the voice of the civil rights movement, haunting vocals give rise to a musical landscape pulsing with contemporary and ancestral sounds. 

PRODUCTION DETAILS.

Performed in English. 

Run Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

This project is supported in part by a commission from The Bushwick Starr, and development included a residency at NACL (North American Cultural Laboratory) in Summer 2019 as part of a new long-term partnership with The Bushwick Starr.

Header and Featured image: photo by Maria Baranova

CALENDAR.

Tickets start at $25, plus fees
Public Supporter tickets start at $20

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Press.

Everything about the 90-minute musical immersion was honed to simple perfection, and reverberated through our bones, through time and space

- Lisa Ann Markuson #haikureview
I hesitate to apply any single word or descriptor to define Waterboy and the Mighty World, because my options don’t fully capture the experience. Spell-bound is one such word.

- Dan O'Neil