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Kadahj Bennett, Rachel Cognata and Michael Knowlton. (Courtesy Paul Fox/Company One)
Kadahj Bennett, Rachel Cognata and Michael Knowlton. (Courtesy Paul Fox/Company One)
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Company One Theatre in Boston has dedicated their 19th season to the works of living, black male playwrights. The first is 'Hype Man: a break beat play' by playwright and poet Idris Goodwin, which runs through February 24.

"Hype Man: a break beat play" tackles the story of a rap trio confronted with the news of another shooting of unarmed black teenager by police officers, which fractures the group and raises questions of race, activism and injustice.

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Idris Goodwin, playwright, poet and performer. He tweets @idrisgoodwin. Information and tickets to "Hype Man: a break beat play" is available here.

Shawn LaCount, artistic director and founding member of Company One Theatre. He tweets @shawnlacountc1.

This segment aired on February 9, 2018.

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