Hip Hop Theater Workshops
Over the last decade, the Q Brothers have developed and refined a workshop that is designed to teach attendees to act over music in rhyming verse. We empower these folks to create their own adaptations of classic scenes, or original pieces, and perform them for each other. The workshop is designed in such a way that it is customizable, based on the needs of the group or institution with which we work, and can run anywhere from one hour to one week or even one month long. The Q Brothers have conducted this workshop all over the world, for all ages and types of people — including 4th graders from suburban Chicago, inmates at State Penitentiaries in Missouri, and students at an all female Muslim school in Manchester, UK.
Little kids – Hip Hop for Beginners (ages 0-12)
A perennial highlight of Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, this workshop allows kids to lay down their very own hip hop track, featuring the Q’s, in a matter of minutes. The track is then emailed to their parents as an mp3. Some kids have been to the booth 10 years straight and have an entire album they made with the Q Brothers!
Medium kids - Hip Hop Storytelling (ages 11+)
Designed for kids of all ages, workshops can be tailored to different ages and levels of experience. Participants learn the basics of rhyming, working with a beat, and free styling. They then use those tools to compose and perform original stories – all in rhyme!
Big kids - Add-RAP-tation (high school+)
The Q Brothers’ award-winning hip hop adaptations of Shakespeare have toured the globe. In these workshops, participants work with an existing text, and adapt it using the language of hip hop with the ultimate goal of staging and performing their original add-rap-tation.