The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the New York City Hip-Hop Theater Festival join forces for the Annual DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival.
The summer of 2000 gave birth to the first New York City Hip-Hop Theater Festival (HHTF). It marked the first organized event showcasing the stories, people, music, dance, and word of Hip-Hop in one venue. That summer, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival brought together some of the finest actors, playwrights, b-boys and b-girls to narrate the stories of the Hip-Hop generation.
In its brief history, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival has expanded substantially from presenting two events in 80- and 150-seat theaters to 30 full-length productions and staged readings in multiple venues and cities all around the country, including Washington, DC, San Francisco and Chicago.
Since its inception, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival has grown into one of the most influential outlets showcasing Hip-Hop performing arts in the country and has become an important contributor to the cultural life of participating Festival cities.