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Rap Guide Series

SoHo Playhouse Artist-in-Residence Baba Brinkman explores cultural evolution and the power of social norms in his new hip-hop science show, seeking solutions to today’s divisive culture wars in the latest research, direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (“Phenomenal… hugely entertaining and impressive” ★ ★ ★ ★ – Voice Magazine).

Baba is also presenting encores of his best-loved "Rap Guide" 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 SERIES
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

Religion and Culture
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 (subject to availability).

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

For just $59 experience any three of Baba Brinkman's mind-blowing Rap Guides. Choose from Culture, Religion, Climate Chaos, Consciousness, or Evolution!

“RAP GUIDE TO CULTURE” NEW YORK PREMIERE!

UPCOMING CLIMATE CHAOS

 

UPCOMING RELIGION

UPCOMING EVOLUTION

UPCOMING CONSCIOUSNESS