“A gifted performer who uses his mastery of rap rhythms to invest his characters with remarkable energy and definition.”—New York Times
This special sneak-peek showcases the return of award-winning actor/playwright/director Danny Hoch, who continues his long association with the Walker (Out of Character; Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop; Hip-Hop Theater All Stars) with Taking Over, a series of enveloping monologues that looks at urban gentrification as a kind of neo-feudalism in the new millennium. Hoch’s long-awaited return to solo form features a crew of alter egos—invading artists, hipsters, developers, and community folk who have been “living there for a long time”—who are explored through the eyes and ears of one of the hip-hop generation’s leading voices. Copresented with the Playwrights’ Center. Developmental residency cosponsored by the Walker and the Playwrights’ Center.