Line Breaks Rewind - First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble - 10/18/2013 - 8:00pm

Line Breaks Rewind

Promenade Hall

Line Breaks Rewind features selected breakout works and/or excerpts from the annual Line Breaks Festival - a weeklong space that encourages deepened investigation into contemporary youth narratives toward experimental and contemporary theatre. 2013 features are:

  1. “Buried Beneath: Bombs and Lattes”, a hip-hop theater solo work that weaves poetry, traditional chant, movement and ukelele to tell si dåko’ta alcantara-camacho's family’s queerstory,
  2. excerpts from “Shock” the 2012 First Wave Touring Ensemble work on culture shock, that also featured at the Cultural Olympiad in London and Contacting the World Theatre Festival in Manchester and Corby, England.

First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble

Presenter photo

The First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble (FWTE) is a groundbreaking collective of spoken word poets, emcees, dancers, singers, actors, and activists from across the United States. FWTE represents the First Wave Hip Hop & Urban Arts Learning Community at UW-Madison, the world's first and only full tuition scholarship for Hip Hop and urbans arts. They create works that unpack the personal narrative as a route to academic engagement, artistic productivity and community engagement.


They have performed in England, Mexico, Panama, Africa, Australia, and Jamaica as well as across the USA including featured performances on Broadway and annual performance keynote at the Boys & Girl Club Keystone Conference.  Touring Members host workshops and performances in local and regional high school and community spaces.


FWTE Members for 2021-22 are Azura Tyabji (Seattle), Jackson Neal (Houston), Marjan Naderi (DC), Sarah Abbas (St. Louis), & Zachary Lesmeister (St. Louis).