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Syncing Ink

February 3 - March 5, 2017

  • by NSangou Njikam

  • Directed by Niegel Smith

  • Alley All New World Premiere

  • contains explicit language and adult content.

  • Neuhaus Theatre

  • The Run Time is approximatly 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission.


"Now what you hear is not a test/I'm rapping to the beat!" Gordon wants to learn how to rap, thinking it will gain him respect, admiration, and the attention of a beautiful woman. What he doesn't know is that his journey to learn how to rhyme will take him not just deeper into Hip Hop, but deeper into his legacy and his purpose. Based on true events, NSangou Njikam leads us on a lyrical ride to discover what it really takes to freestyle. Directed by Niegel Smith, Artistic Director of New York’s Flea Theater.



Supporting Sponsor

New Play Award

Creative Team

NSangou Njikam


Niegel Smith


Riccardo Hernandez

Scenic Designer

Claudia Brown

Costume Design

Kevin Rigdon

Lighting Design

Justin Ellington

Sound Design

Sybil Roberts

Research Consultant

Kristen Larson

Stage Manager

The Cast

McKenzie Frye

as Mona Lisa

Nuri Hazzard

as Jamal, Professor Brown

Elisha Lawson

as Ice Cold, Chance

Adesola A. Osakalumi

as Mr. Wright, Gordon's Dad, Professor Black, The Ruler

Kara Young

as Sweet Tea, Gordon's Mom