I Was Once Like You Are Now

by Patrick Blake Old? Not a hip hop person?   More a theater person than anything else? Converted to hip hop theater by Hamilton? If you only read one of our blogs this is the one you should read. I was once like you are now. I was a producer of the play The...

I Was Once Like You Are Now

As We Start the New Year…

by Patrick Blake   As we start the new year,   I want to thank everyone who has donated to the company. who has posted or reposted social media content. who has worked on our shows. who has come to see our shows. Please keep up the good work. I want to...

As We Start the New Year…

This is Who We Are

by Patrick Blake This is Who We Are The first four blogs are intended to be informational - to tell you what we are about. What we live, in KRS-One’s way of expressing. But we don’t just just want to preach. We want to talk about things. Even argue. So, no more...

What Winning Looks Like

by Patrick Blake Imagine.... Imagine that we had a time machine and could go into the future forty years from now. (About how long Hip Hop music has been around.) What would the world of theater look like if what we DO what we want to do? There will be changes in...

What Winning Looks Like

How We Do Hip Hop Theater

by Patrick Blake How We Do Things Rhymes Over Beats Theater Collective is dedicated to creating pieces of theater in NYC and touring them around the country and the world. In this we are like thousands of other theater groups and individuals. But we do things just...

How We Do Hip Hop Theater

Hip Hop Theater Defined

Hip Hop Theater Defined by Patrick Blake Hip Hop Theater According to Us   This first group of blog posts are intended to explain: why we are what we are our plan to accomplish our goals, and what we hope to accomplish, or "What the world of theater will be...

Hip Hop Theater Defined

Why the time is right for Hip Hop Theater

I get asked all the time why an old white guy is interested in hip hop theater. This is my attempt at an answer to that question.   Broadway Ninety Years Ago On September 18, 1926 the musical Countess Maritza opened on Broadway. It ran 321 performances and was...