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How We Got On

A New England Premiere by Idris Goodwin
Directed by Summer L. Williams
July 19 – August 17, 2013
The Plaza Theatre @ The Boston Center for the Arts

 

It’s 1988: Hank, Julian and Luann have each finally found the beats and dubs that make the suburbs bearable, but they need each other more than they know. Rap battles and poetry in parking lots lead to dreams of something more, as a DJ takes us to the flipside, loops us into the remix, and breaks it down. Spoken word poet and hip-hop playwright Idris Goodwin MC’s a theatrical coming-of-age mix tape about how we become the people we’re meant to be, flowing and rhyming our way to adulthood.


BOSTON CENTER
FOR THE ARTS

Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont Street
South End, Boston, MA

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Web:
www.BostonTheatreScene.com

Box Office:
Phone: 617.933.8600

Walk-up:
Calderwood Pavilion at the
Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont St.
OR
Boston University Theatre
Box Office
264 Huntington Ave.


For Group Sale questions
or requests, please contact
Summer L. Williams at
swilliams@companyone.org

Cast




PLAYWRIGHT & PRODUCTION STAFF

  • Idris Goodwin
    Playwright
  • Summer L. Williams
    Director
  • Tyler Monroe
    Dramaturg
  • Janie Howland
    Set Designer
  • James McNamara
    Lighting Designer
  • Edward Young
    Sound Designer
  • Amanda Maciel Antunes
    Costume Designer
  • Vic Yambao
    Props Designer
  • Keta Newborn
    Stage Manager
  • Marc Franklin
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Elena Livak
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Karthik Subramanian
    Production Manager
  • Mark Abby VanDerzee
    Technical Director
  • Kevin Parker
    Assistant Production Manager
  • Matt Cost
    Master Electrician

  • Miranda Craigwell

  • Kadahj Bennett

  • Jared Brown

  • Cloteal Horne

  • Idris Goodwin
    IDRIS GOODWIN is recognized for his work across performance mediums by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford and Mellon Foundation, The New York Times and National Public Radio. His play How We Got On, developed at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center premiered at The 2012 Humana Festival of New Plays. Nominated for a ATCA Steinberg New Play award, How We Got On is being remounted by Boston’s Company One, B Street Theatre in Sacramento and Carolina Actors Studio Theater in Charlotte. His play Blackademics, also nominated for a Steinberg award, was named best play of 2012 by the Chicago Tribune. He is currently under commission with Denver Center Theater, Stage One and Steppenwolf. Idris was a finalist for the Terrence Mcnally Award and Interact Theater’s 20/20 Commission. He's appeared on HBO's Def Poetry, The Discovery Channel, and Sesame Street. These Are The Breaks, his debut collection of essays, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An award winning educator, he's taught at The University of Iowa, Northwestern University, and is currently a Mellon fellow in performance writing at Colorado College.

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Reviews

August 1, 2013

July 23, 2013
HIP-HOP DREAMS BURST TO LIFE IN 'HOW WE GOT ON' by Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe

July 23, 2013

July 22, 2013
How We Got On by Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

July 22, 2013
Throwback Time in Company One's HOW WE GOT ON by Alex Lonati, Broadway World

July 20, 2013

July 15, 2013

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