Danny Hoch is an acclaimed solo performer whose multi-character monologues include Some People and Jails, Hospitals, and Hip Hop. His work has been presented in more than 50 U.S. cities, and internationally, including Berlin, Havana, Edinburgh, and Helsinki. Danny is the founder of the Hip Hop Theater Festival and a senior fellow at the New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics. His grants and awards include two OBIEs, a Drama Desk Nomination, a Sundance Writer’s Fellowship, an NEA Solo Theater Fellowship, an Alpert Award in the Arts, and a Performing Americas Grant from the Doris Duke Foundation/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He sits on the board of Theatre Communications Group and the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival. His writings on hip-hop, race, and class have been published in American Theater Magazine, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Nation, Harper’s, and One World.