Dreamscape
written and directed by Rickerby Hinds
presented by Hindsight Studio Productions
STUDIO SCR
NICHOLAS STAGE
January 16, 2014 - January 19, 2014

Dreamscape

"Ever have one of those dreams where nothing comes out when you try to scream?” The fatal Riverside police shooting of Tyisha Miller, which made national headlines in 1998, gets re-imagined through the powerful lens of hip-hop theatre. Using beatboxin’, spoken word and dance, two actors depict the inner life and death of 19-year-old Myeisha Mills. As 12 bullets rip through her body, Myeisha shares the memories of her life—the pleasures of softball, food, movies, kissing—with humor, beauty and pitch-perfect hip-hop rhyme.

Hindsight Studio Productions develops innovative, entertaining and inspiring projects using the elements of DJing, MC’in, breakdancing’ and graffiti as well as the aesthetics of hip-hop culture as the means of storytelling. The company was founded by writer/director Rickerby Hinds, a graduate of UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television where he won numerous awards and accolades including: an exchange with the Royal Court Theater in London, England and participation in the Mark Taper Forum’s New Play Festival.

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Hip-Hop Theatre Comes to Studio SCR
Dreamscape kicks off the 2014 Studio SCR season. He brings a new dynamic to contemporary theatre—like hip-hop elements, beatboxin’, spoken word and dance—in this re-imagining of a real-life shooting in Riverside. read more