"New York's great storytellers have a lot in common with the city's anthology of superheroes—one-in-a-million rare, celebrated in perpetuum, and usually the product of character-defining experiences that they endured and ultimately came out on top of. The same guy could become Batman or Norman Mailer. You might as well be somebody."
Deriving its title from hip hop mag XXL's annual new talent issue, the Freshman Class inaugural show is a collection of origin stories—performed by a crew of poets, essayists, monologists, and singers—that together form a portrait of the modern New York coming-of-age experience.
Featuring Jared Dixon, Dan Lempert, David Potters, Kai Williams, and Neil Tyrone Pritchard
Admission: $10 online, $15 at the door