The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies' Performing Blackness Series presents "Streetch Marks", a hip-hop theater performance written and performed by Angela Kariotis, and directed by Florinda Bryant on Nov 19-20.
Sreeetch Marks is about being born, the circumstances of our birth, what we are born into, and the legacies we inherit. Ancestral lineage, familial ties, blood bonds, and surpassing the summation of our factual information like name, sex, race, and address. Remix a fetal heartbeat and bust an amniotic flow, this is a play that jams not on the ancient Greek philosopher's favorite cerebral cipher question, "What is the meaning of life?", but instead politics, "What does it mean to be alive, anyway?" The work is written in character monologues, poetry, drama, and dialogue and is performed with the movement of waackin', vogueing, and mime. This is hip hop theater. It's serious and seriously funny.