I've been very fortunate to work with the award-winning 'peer-reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman on his new production, the Rap Guide to Consciousness. After successful runs at the 2017 Brighton and Edinburgh arts festivals, the show is set for a two month off-broadway run at the Soho Playhouse in New York, starting March 1st.
Called "astonishing and brilliant" by the NY Times, Baba Brinkman's 'Rap Guide' series of Hip Hop theatre shows have thrilled audiences since 2009, when 'Rap Guide to Evolution' won a Fringe First Award in Edinburgh and was a hit off-Broadway and around the world. In his latest production, Baba explores the study of consciousness, the how and why behind your thoughts and perceptions. Mixing cutting-edge research with comedy and mind-bending rap storytelling, Baba takes you through the twists and turns of the only organ it's better to donate than receive: the human brain.
The Rap Guide to Consciousness is partly supported by the Wellcome Trust, as part of my Engagement Fellowship.