Hip Hop Art & Politics

Dr. Goddess writes about and gives lectures on Hip Hop and produces Hip Hop Theatre, such as that found in Dr. Goddess!: A One Woman Show:

DJ Special K

 View a performance of “DJ Special K” performing at the Blogging While Brown Conference in Los Angeles, CA, 2011

Courses Taught in the Africana Arts:

Seminar on August Wilson Dramas University of Pittsburgh 2004 & 2008

Introduction to African American Poetry University of Pittsburgh 2004 & 2008

Introduction to African American Theatre  University of Pittsburgh 2003 & 2008

Intro to African American History / Theatre  Guangxi Normal Univ  May 2005.

The Africana West (Fall and Spring) DePauw University  2002-2003.

Introduction to Black Theatre  Purdue University  Fall 1997.

Sample Lectures and Presentations:

Lecture Performance, “Music and Resistance Forum,” National Underground Railroad Museum and Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH, June 21, 2012;

Featured Performer, Black Weblog Awards, Blogging While Brown Conference, Los Angeles, California, July 2011;

Featured Performer, “HipHop4Haiti” Concert, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA, January 28, 2010;

Moderator/Panelist, Netroots Nation, “Tweeting the Revolution: How Hip Hop Transformed 140 into 360”, Las Vegas, July 2010;

Panelist, “Mixtapes to Movements: Hip Hop Activism,” Netroots Nation Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2009;

Producer, “Dr. Goddess Goes to Jail, a spoken word, musical comedy (unfortunately) based on a true story” © 2007, DVD, Filmed live at the Historic Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, July 2007;

Artist Residency, “Word!: Poetry, Movement and Performance Workshop with Dr. Goddess”, Hill House Association Summer Arts Program, Pittsburgh, PA, July / August 2006;

Featured Poet, “Project Global Africa” Fundraising Benefit Performance, Olive or Twist, Pittsburgh, PA, August 2009;

Artist Residency, Spoken Word Poetry, Banff International Center, Calgary, Alberta, CA, April 2009;

First Place Winner, Mic Melters Series Poetry Slam, Learning 2 Unlearn, The Shadow Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA, April 22, 2007;

Fourth Place Winner, “Ending Segregation” Citywide Poetry Slam, Pittsburgh Fair Housing & Berlin Entertainment, Pittsburgh, PA, March 21, 2007;

“F.I.R.E.”, a hybrid spoken word, movement, film and hip hop show with Vanessa German and Roopa Singh, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Fourth River Fringe Festival Presentation, Pittsburgh, PA, June 9 & 10, 2006;

Featured Young Poet, “She Said: Poetry by Women” with Erica Jong and Toi Derricotte, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA, April 5, 2006 and March 26, 2004;

Featured Poet, “An Evening of Poetry”, SPIRIT / Bridgespotters Artists Collective, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, November 19, 2005;

Featured Poet, “History Through the Arts”, NAACP Youth Chapter, Penn State University, State College, PA, November, 1, 2005;

Poet, “Flux” National Performing Arts Convention Evening Entertainment, Pittsburgh, PA, April 11, 2004;

Poet, “Poetry in the Streets”, Bridgespotters Artists Collective, Pittsburgh, PA, April 11, 2004;

Poet, Opening Performer, “Def Poetry Jam Show”, Rosebud, Pittsburgh, PA, October 17, 2003;

First Place Winner, “Pre-Def Jam Poetry Slam”, Dowe’s on Ninth, Pittsburgh, PA, October 10, 2003.

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