by The Vortex

Mar. 12 - Mar. 14, 2015

A protest song sung in the key of high octane spoken word stanzas exploding through tears and heartache; it's the balled fist full of possibilities; it’s the feeling of the day after the riot and no place to buy groceries; it’s the mother's moan and the father's wail. Hands Up Hoodies Down asks: How do we react when human beings are taken out of existence?  

Conceived and directed by Zell Miller III, Hands Up Hoodies Down is a new hip hop theatre and dance piece for our times. Conceived, directed, and co-written by Zell Miller III, with contributions from Chelsea Manasseri. Choreography by Sadé Jones. The cast features T-Fly, Kann, Da’Shade Moonbeam, Zell Miller III, Chelsea Manasseri, Sadé Jones, and introduces Ashé Arts Collective.

Click to read related feature by Robert Faires at the Austin Chronicle, March 12


Hands up Hoodies down is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.



by Zell Miller III and Chelsea Manasseri
The Vortex

March 12 - March 14, 2015
The Vortex
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

March 12-14, 2015 Thursday-Saturday 8 pm (3 nights only)

Tickets: $30-$10: $30 Priority Seating;  $20 General Admission; $10 Artist/Student/Senior
www.vortexrep.org or 512-478-5282

Advance Reservations Recommended. Limited seating.
2-for-1 admission Thursday with donation of 2 cans for SafePlace

Radical Rush offers limited free tickets each performance in the spirit of sustainability, accessibility, and the gift economy. Radical Rush tickets released at 7pm each night--first come first serve! In-person only.