Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. Called vandals, criminals, even creative terrorists, graffiti artists set out to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. But when one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, “Where does art belong?"
Idris Goodwin is a playwright, rapper and essayist. His widely produced plays How We Got On and Blackademics were both nominated for Steinberg Awards. Other plays include And In This Corner: Cassius Clay, Bars and Measures, Black Flag, The Raid and The Realness: a break beat play. Goodwin has been featured on HBO, Sesame Street and Discovery Channel and performed in venues across the country. He teaches performance writing and Hip Hop aesthetics at Colorado College.
Kevin Coval is the poet/author/editor of seven books including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and the play, This is Modern Art, co-written with Idris Goodwin. Founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, Coval teaches hip-hop aesthetics at The University of Illinois-Chicago. His forthcoming collection of poems, A People's History of Chicago drops in the Spring of 2017 on Haymarket Books.