Grant Recipient Details

New York, NY
Project Title
Cannabis! A Theatrical Concert (working title)
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Grant Amount

Cannabis! A Theatrical Concert is a multimedia performance exploring the history of cannabis using music, theater and spoken word. The team includes Baba Israel as writer, performer, and co-director, Grace Galu as composer/performer; and dramaturg/co-director Talvin Wilks in collaboration with Soul Inscribed and an ensemble of dancers. Based on Martin A. Lee’s book Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational, and Scientific, this theatrical concert weaves the histories of icons such as Louis Armstrong and Bob Marley and grassroots activists Dennis Perron and Brownie Mary with personal narrative. Join us for a time-traveling tale of jubilation, injustice, and transformation.

Projected Touring Availability

Please contact the tour coordinator for more information.

Tour Coordinator

Baruch Baba Israel, Co-director
Open Thought Productions
tel 646-455-8100

Work Sample