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Rap Guide Series

SoHo Playhouse Resident Artist Baba Brinkman explores cultural evolution and the power of social norms in his new hip-hop science comedy, seeking solutions to today’s divisive culture wars in the latest research. Rap Guide to Culture premieres at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe before transferring to an off-Broadway run.

Baba is also presenting a rotating selection of his best-loved "Rap Guide to..." shows in rotation, a scientific hip-hop theater cycle that seriously (and humorously) tackles the most challenging questions of our age: Who are we? Where did we come from? And where are we going?

Rap Guide to Evolution ("Astonishing and brilliant" – NY Times) celebrates Charles Darwin's legacy, and the surprising power of natural selection to make sense of human origins and behavior, from peacocks’ tails to bling.

Rap Guide to Religion (“Very funny, very educational” – NY Times Critics’ Pick) explores the adaptive value of supernatural belief systems, from thanking god at the grammies to the pro-Darwin mantra “be fruitful and multiply”. A celebration of religion’s exquisite design functions, if not it’s veracity.

Rap Guide to Consciousness ("Mind-blowingly, awe-inspiringly good" – Broadway Baby) tackles the ancient "hard problem" of how mind arises from matter, applying modern neuroscience to the subjectivity of newborn babies, octopuses, and sentient robots.

Rap Guide to Climate Chaos ("Passionate and engaging... and very funny" – The Stage) explores the science, politics, and economics of the world's hottest topic with equal parts humor and urgency.

See one show and you'll want to catch all five!

BABA BRINKMAN’S RAP GUIDE TO...
Written and Performed by Baba Brinkman


Consciousness and Climate Chaos
Directed by Darren Lee Cole
Visual Design by Olivia Sebesky
Music by Tom Caruana and Dan Moross

Evolution
Directed by Dodd Loomis
Visual Design by Wendall K. Harrington
Music by Mr. Simmonds

Culture and Religion
Directed by Darren Lee Cole
Visual design by Baba Brinkman
Music by Tom Caruana and Dan Moross

Tickets: $39 per performance

Special Offer: Use the ‘Pay After’ option to reserve a ticket for $10 and pay what you like after the show.

Gift Cards: Treat your friend to a science extravaganza of their choice with a Rap Guide Gift Card good for any performance.

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Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to... 3 Show Package

For just $59 experience Baba Brinkman's mind-blowing Rap Guides to Climate Chaos, Consciousness, and Evolution!

“RAP GUIDE TO CULTURE” NEW YORK PREMIERE!

UPCOMING CLIMATE CHAOS

 

UPCOMING RELIGION

UPCOMING EVOLUTION

UPCOMING CONSCIOUSNESS