Like Sarah Jones, Anna Deavere Smith and other solo performers who brought stunning shows to our stage, Danny Hoch took Berkeley Rep by storm with Jails, Hospitals & Hip Hop. Now Danny returns to unveil his latest work—a one-man tour de force that captures the indelible characters of his neighborhood, where the melting pot is boiling over with ethnic and economic tensions. Danny effortlessly transforms across the boundaries of race, age and gender, masterfully depicting a city in transition with compassionate and hilarious results. This highly anticipated world premiere is expertly staged by Artistic Director Tony Taccone.
Danny Hoch is the founder of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival and the Obie Award-winning artist who created Whiteboyz; Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop; and the HBO special Some People. His work has been seen in 50 U.S. cities and 15 countries.
Tony Taccone took two shows from Berkeley Rep to New York City last year: he made his Broadway debut with Sarah Jones’ Bridge & Tunnel, which won a Tony Award for its star, and also directed a sold-out run of Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak’s Brundibar in Times Square. His other recent hits here at home include Continental Divide, Culture Clash’s Zorro in Hell and Honour.