Wizard of Hip

The Wizard of Hip Hop was written and solo-performed by Thomas W. Jones II.

As late as 2017 (at Alexandria’s MetroStage), Jones was now continuing to perform the piece, though now with help from a couple of dancers/background-singers.

Tom W. Jones continues to perform the piece nearly 30 years after its NFT run. This card was created to promote a 2017 run.

The story is a non-stop comic journey of Afro Jo, an African American “everyman,” as he travels from adolescence to adulthood in search of the ultimate state of “hip,” a place of comfort and peace in an ever-confusing and changing world. It’s a fast-paced journey crossing bounds of race, class, and gender.

Presented as part of the 1990-91 Season

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Thomas W. Jones II
Director Kenny Leon
Set Designer Tony Loadholt
Lighting Designer Jeffrey Guzik
Sound Designer James Pelton Jr.

All 1990-91 Season productions: