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About the author


Ron Johnson Jr. aka PHILASIFER, is a veteran theatre, TV, and film performer, producer, and recording artist with a career spanning more than 20 years in the California Bay and Los Angeles areas. He is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild of America with a degree in Theater, holds certificates in Television and Performance, and is a proud graduate of the Mesa College Theatre Conservatory program in San Diego, California. When he's not doing TV, film, teaching, or producing, he goes by the alias PHILASIFER, a recording artist whose music has been distributed by Sony BMG and Universal Music Group. He is currently an artist on the roster of Ellisbeetle Entertainment, and his albums are available on all major streaming and digital platforms.
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The Milkcrate Monologues Vol.1
Hiphop Monologues for Theatre
by Ron Johnson Jr.

Overview


Theatre has evolved far past its roots, and it is constantly advancing. As in any work of art, the aim is to communicate ideas with intention as to the form and content that, together, make meaning and express truth with impact. Hiphop is seldom explored in theatre as a total performance piece. Too often Rap is used as mere window dressing. But the cultural discipline is not just for show. It is a unique and advanced form of communication with decades of evolution and influence behind it. "The Milkcrate Monologues" is an innovative set of Hiphop monologues for theatre meant for auditions, classrooms, art education, and performance. It gives actors an understanding of the themes, emotion, circumstance, and vibes that create Hiphop.
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Description


In the Fall of 2013, the School of Arts and Culture in California debuted a new course—Hiphop Theatre. The students were surprised to find parallels between modern Hiphop music and classic theatre plays by William Shakespeare. Rap and Hiphop music, just like any other music, is a form of art. It is also the go-to form of expression for the marginalized members of our society. "The Milkcrate Monologues" is an exercise in expertly blending Hiphop and theatre, turning the trademark milkcrate of vinyl records on its head and converting it to a platform for young people to find their own voices. This book contains a set of Hiphop monologues for theatre written by recording artist, performer, and producer, Ron Johnson Jr., known in the music scene as PHILASIFER. The powerful monologues are meant for auditions, arts education, and performance, giving actors an understanding of the themes, emotion, circumstance, and vibes that create Hiphop. The flexibility of these speeches is that they can be done solo or with a few actors. This gives dramatists and performers alike the opportunity to incorporate vignettes and push the envelope theatrically. Conversely, that flexibility also creates the opportunity to be performed as stand-alone pieces. The "The Milkcrate Monologues" are all about the WORD and the experience that is Hiphop culture. However they are practiced or performed, their ultimate goal is to move past the concept of rap in theatre, instead, creating something all its own.
Read more

Overview


Theatre has evolved far past its roots, and it is constantly advancing. As in any work of art, the aim is to communicate ideas with intention as to the form and content that, together, make meaning and express truth with impact. Hiphop is seldom explored in theatre as a total performance piece. Too often Rap is used as mere window dressing. But the cultural discipline is not just for show. It is a unique and advanced form of communication with decades of evolution and influence behind it. "The Milkcrate Monologues" is an innovative set of Hiphop monologues for theatre meant for auditions, classrooms, art education, and performance. It gives actors an understanding of the themes, emotion, circumstance, and vibes that create Hiphop.

Read more

Description


In the Fall of 2013, the School of Arts and Culture in California debuted a new course—Hiphop Theatre. The students were surprised to find parallels between modern Hiphop music and classic theatre plays by William Shakespeare. Rap and Hiphop music, just like any other music, is a form of art. It is also the go-to form of expression for the marginalized members of our society. "The Milkcrate Monologues" is an exercise in expertly blending Hiphop and theatre, turning the trademark milkcrate of vinyl records on its head and converting it to a platform for young people to find their own voices. This book contains a set of Hiphop monologues for theatre written by recording artist, performer, and producer, Ron Johnson Jr., known in the music scene as PHILASIFER. The powerful monologues are meant for auditions, arts education, and performance, giving actors an understanding of the themes, emotion, circumstance, and vibes that create Hiphop. The flexibility of these speeches is that they can be done solo or with a few actors. This gives dramatists and performers alike the opportunity to incorporate vignettes and push the envelope theatrically. Conversely, that flexibility also creates the opportunity to be performed as stand-alone pieces. The "The Milkcrate Monologues" are all about the WORD and the experience that is Hiphop culture. However they are practiced or performed, their ultimate goal is to move past the concept of rap in theatre, instead, creating something all its own.

Read more

Book details

Genre:PERFORMING ARTS

Subgenre:Acting & Auditioning

Language:English

Pages:86

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781667805061


Overview


Theatre has evolved far past its roots, and it is constantly advancing. As in any work of art, the aim is to communicate ideas with intention as to the form and content that, together, make meaning and express truth with impact. Hiphop is seldom explored in theatre as a total performance piece. Too often Rap is used as mere window dressing. But the cultural discipline is not just for show. It is a unique and advanced form of communication with decades of evolution and influence behind it. "The Milkcrate Monologues" is an innovative set of Hiphop monologues for theatre meant for auditions, classrooms, art education, and performance. It gives actors an understanding of the themes, emotion, circumstance, and vibes that create Hiphop.

Read more

Description


In the Fall of 2013, the School of Arts and Culture in California debuted a new course—Hiphop Theatre. The students were surprised to find parallels between modern Hiphop music and classic theatre plays by William Shakespeare. Rap and Hiphop music, just like any other music, is a form of art. It is also the go-to form of expression for the marginalized members of our society. "The Milkcrate Monologues" is an exercise in expertly blending Hiphop and theatre, turning the trademark milkcrate of vinyl records on its head and converting it to a platform for young people to find their own voices. This book contains a set of Hiphop monologues for theatre written by recording artist, performer, and producer, Ron Johnson Jr., known in the music scene as PHILASIFER. The powerful monologues are meant for auditions, arts education, and performance, giving actors an understanding of the themes, emotion, circumstance, and vibes that create Hiphop. The flexibility of these speeches is that they can be done solo or with a few actors. This gives dramatists and performers alike the opportunity to incorporate vignettes and push the envelope theatrically. Conversely, that flexibility also creates the opportunity to be performed as stand-alone pieces. The "The Milkcrate Monologues" are all about the WORD and the experience that is Hiphop culture. However they are practiced or performed, their ultimate goal is to move past the concept of rap in theatre, instead, creating something all its own.

Read more

About the author


Ron Johnson Jr. aka PHILASIFER, is a veteran theatre, TV, and film performer, producer, and recording artist with a career spanning more than 20 years in the California Bay and Los Angeles areas. He is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild of America with a degree in Theater, holds certificates in Television and Performance, and is a proud graduate of the Mesa College Theatre Conservatory program in San Diego, California. When he's not doing TV, film, teaching, or producing, he goes by the alias PHILASIFER, a recording artist whose music has been distributed by Sony BMG and Universal Music Group. He is currently an artist on the roster of Ellisbeetle Entertainment, and his albums are available on all major streaming and digital platforms.

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