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WATERBOY AND THE MIGHTY WORLD by The HawtPlates
Composed and Performed by Jade Hicks, Kenita Miller-Hicks, and 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 heroism. Inspired 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.
Performed in English.
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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.
This INCOMING! performance is being presented as a part of The Devised Theater Working Group (DTWG) 2019-2020.
Header and Featured image: photo by Maria Baranova