Hype Man

Apr 14May 7, 2022
byIdris Goodwin

A rapper, beat-maker, and hype man start to find success making music together, but harmony is harder to find when the interracial hip-hop trio clashes over how to use their newfound platform in the wake of a police shooting. Hype Man is a rhythmically woven drama exploring race, representation, fame, and friendship.

Content: This show contains mature themes and language. Recommended age is 14+. Subject matter includes race relations, representation, and police brutality.
Stage effects include moving lights, strobe lighting, and fog.

Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

Tickets for HYPE MAN are General Admission seating within two sections: Standard (riser seats) and Premium (cabaret tables).

For the run of HYPE MAN, ATC is pleased to support the Charlotte chapter of The Bail Project.

Their mission, to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system, is an important step in challenging the issues present in our justice system that disproportionately affect minority communities.

As HYPE MAN opens the conversation about the Black experience, we want to hear these concerns and offer tangible solutions. Please consider supporting their dream of creating a more equitable pretrial system, one that is truly grounded in the presumption of innocence for all, regardless of race, economic status, or accusation.

100% of proceeds on Thursday, April 14th will go to The Bail Project.

Meet the Cast

Verb  Jeremy DeCarlos
Pinnacle  Jesse Kimmel
Peep One  Jenayeda Shephard

Production Team

Director  Keith Arthur Bolden
Stage Manager  Ericka Cornick
Production Mgr/Props  Carrie Cranford
Sound Designer  Iran Mckinney
Costume Designer  Davita Galloway
Scenic Designer  Axis Studios Design
Technical Director  Paul Swanson

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