[Photos] Hip Hop Theater Festival 10th Anniversary Gala
The Hip Hop Theater Festival celebrated 10 years of existence earlier this week at the Urban Zen Center at the Stephan Weiss Studio in NYC.
Hosted by Sahr Ngaujah of FELA!, the evening honored those who have a way with words and understand the aspects of theater and performance. The HHTF honored Ntozake Shange (best known for her play-turned-film “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf”) with the 2010 Hennessy Privilège Award for her contribution to the community through service, leadership and the arts along with Enrique “Part One” Torres (a true pioneer of the graffiti movement).
In honor of the event Moet Hennessy USA also made a $5k donation to help The Hip Hop Theater Festival continue their goal of empowering artists to develop new works and build coalitions with artists and institutions around the world.
Performances by Mahogany Browne and acclaimed poet Jessica Care Moore took place as attendees like Nelson George, Alan Ket, Roger Guenveur Smith and others were in attendance. Check out the photo gallery below.