Take an inside look into Chesney's original work "The Unwritten Law"
Beatboxer, actor, and writer Chesney Snow presents his journey from a legacy of incarceration to fatherhood, homelessness to Harvard University, ultimately starring on Broadway. The Unwritten Law adeptly weaves this inspiring story with gifted performances, brilliantly blending words, dance, visual design and live music into an unforgettable evening. The work simultaneously draws parallels between the early 20th century Jim Crow South and the reality of the New Jim Crow.
Our campaign's mission is to bring powerful, provocative and rare storytelling to the stage. Fusing the mediums of dance, spoken word, drama, music, and visual projection design, we seek to create an aesthetic that presents rarely told journeys of the African-American experience over the last century. Originally premiered as a workshop at Dixon Place, an experimental New York theatre, our show was selected as one of six shows to receive a full production run at the famed New York City theatre. So often we do not hear stories on the stage that reflect the lives of African American men and women. Our work seeks to open a community oriented dialogue about equality, family, systemic racism, and resilience. It seeks to examine heartbreaking yet inspiring stories that provide a space to heal wounds and foster understanding.
Your tax deductible contribution to RAREdancework will provide resources to present our full production at Dixon Place while also allowing us to present low cost or free performances and workshops at high schools and universities across the east coast.