Angry Black White Boy is based on Adam Mansbach's ruthlessly funny and scathing satire about the complexities of race and identity in America. This theatrical 're-mix' for the stage incorporates text adapted and melded with original source material, freestyle and verse rap, live Hip Hop music, ballet and Hip Hop dance. Created with a hybridized style and approach, Angry Black White Boy combines theatrical storytelling with powerful, innovative and contemporary Hip Hop styles.
Angry Black White Boy premiered in October 2008 at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco and ran for 12 sold-out weeks. It was named Top Ten Best Theater in both the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner.
This exciting project is a mixture of history, mystery, music and theatrical mythmaking. By accessing and embracing Hip Hop elements and forms - verse, rap, dance, beatboxing and music - Angry Black White Boy offers new inroads into expressing and exposing issues of race, propriety, and legacy.