The Cast includes:
Lester A. Hill
Daryl Jackson Jr.
Original Score Production:
George "Authentik Made" Jackson III
Lighting and Sound: Robert Holcombe
With the title stemming from college greek slang referring to the "schoolyard" (i.e. campus), "The Yard" is a screenplay written, produced, and directed by 23 year-old Southern Illinois University-Carbondale alumnus Brandon A. Williams. This particular piece of work is a story portraying college life involving characters from different backgrounds, upbringings, cultures and etc. It tells stories from the different perspectives of the various students, faculty, and members of the university and local community; some of these stories come from Williams's personal experiences with his alma mater. The author labels this screenplay as a "acapella musical". Similar to a musical, the characters' lines transition from dialogue to verbal cadences and rhyme as a form of expression. However, instead of using song, the characters' lines transition from dialogue to "spoken word" or acapella rap. Williams brings one of the major elements of hip-hop to the stage; being an independent hip-hop artists as well as an overall writer of comedy, poetry, songs, and plays, he decided to merge two of the talents together for his newest creation of artistic expression that is "The Yard".
If you would like to Bring The Yard to your school send your info via email to:
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