Event: What it Iz! The Spokenwordical
The UCLA Department of African American Studies
invites you to join them for
WHAT IT IZ!
A Prison Abolitionist Hip Hop Theater Remix of The Wiz!
Adapted by women incarcerated at the California Institute for Women (CIW)
A fusion of traditional musical theatre, hip-hop, and spoken-word poetics, this "Spokenwordical" is inspired by the 1975 musical The Wiz. What It Izis a journey of self-discovery from the birth of hip-hop through the social and political corruption that fuels the current incarceration epidemic. Poignant and humorous, mesmerizing and musical, come see What It Iz.
March 17th and 18th, 2017