Category Archives: How to Break

The Kingdom of How to Break a Stuck Elevator: 2014

How to Break was showcased at the 2014 National Alliance for Musical Theatre festival in NYC.  Collective Consciousness’s production moved from New Haven (Oct 2013) to the hip-hop theatre festival SPKRBOX at the National Theatre of Norway (Mar 2014) to Hartbeat in 2015. If you’re a theatre that wants the freshest 5-person (total cast + musicans) musical […]
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HOW TO BREAK is on a top-secret mission

After headlining the 2012 Hip-Hop Theater Festival at HERE in NYC, HOW TO BREAK came to New Haven in 2013 with Collective Consciousness Theatre and Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital’s Arts for Healing Festival, which featured the art and poetry of 50 young patients living with chronic illness, and a new musical created by local teenagers […]
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HOW TO BREAK in NYC Oct 18-Nov 4

A brand-new creation by the Mixing Texts Collective (playwright Aaron Jafferis, breaking pioneers Kwikstep + Rokafella, beatboxers Adam Matta + Yako 440, indie rocker Rebecca Hart, director Christopher Edwards) and a dynamite team of actors and designers, HOW TO BREAK will bring its sick self to NYC this October 18 – November 4 with HERE […]
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  • “Creative riches explode from one small, claustrophobic space in ‘Stuck Elevator,’ the extraordinary musical that... pack[s] an epic’s worth of inspired music and inspirational content, performances and design... A vibrant opera-musical theater hybrid with a story both personally compelling and eye-opening.” – San Francisco Chronicle
  • About Aaron

    Aaron Jafferis is a hip hop poet and playwright. Read his bio, his CV, or contact him.