Director Deena Selenow delineates the characters with sensitivity and understanding, allowing the audience to empathize with their humanity. Lighting design by Chu Hsuan Chang and sound by Malik Allen add to the drama, especially in the musical scenes. The effective set is designed by James Maloof.
Theater allows us to experience lifestyles that may be very different from our own. While I went to the play knowing little about the hip-hop scene, I came away with an appreciation for an art form that speaks to the identity of many young people today.