The story begins the day after a high school shooting. Three poetry teachers are interrogated, calling their backgrounds and teaching methods into question. Mixing fact and fiction, The Suicide Kings document their unlikely escape from the precipice of their lives to the public school system while investigating the systemic factors that contribute to the deluge of high school violence, and most importantly, survival through art. Featuring the Bay Area's most dynamic spoken word collective, In Spite of Everything pushes the boundaries of hip-hop theater with this compassionate, raw and electrifying journey.
Photo Credit: Caroline Harvey