2011 SEASON

Rogue Machine Theatre
presents
the World Premiere of

THE WORD BEGINS
by Steve Connell and Sekou Andrews

Directed by
Robert Egan

Featuring
Steve Connell and Sekou Andrews

Produced by
Robert Egan

Sound Design: Adam Phalen
Set design: 
Sara Ryung Clement, Omar Ramirez, Adam Flemming, Francisco Garcia, Robert Cortes and Fabian Debora
Projections: 
Corwin Evans
Costume Design:
 Sara Ryung Clement
Production Manager: Amanda Mauer

The Word Begins is co-produced by Hip-Hop Theater Festival through special arrangement with Prana Theatre Group and was originally produced at The Signature Theatre, Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director, and was developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Robert Egan, Artistic Director.

The Word Begins follows the hilarious and provocative journey of two men discovering the power of words to define love, faith, race and humanity in America. Mashing up theater, spoken word, comedy and Hip-Hop, Steve Connell and Sekou Andrews deliver a high-energy performance in this fresh new satire that examines the current cultural landscape.

PRESS REVIEWS

...they deliver what is frankly one of the most impressive scene changes I’ve ever witnessed in a theater space of any magnitude.

- Stage Raw       

[read the entire review here]

Director Guillermo Cienfuegos’ pacing builds tension with masterful assurance, while David Mauer’s jaw-dropping set transformations effortlessly segue from graffiti-laced subway car to urban streets to an intricately detailed interior for the emotional steamroller finale...
- LA Times       


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