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.
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.
|Playwright||Thomas W. Jones II|
|Set Designer||Tony Loadholt|
|Lighting Designer||Jeffrey Guzik|
|Sound Designer||James Pelton Jr.|
All 1990-91 Season productions: