1. Written and performed by Ariel Luckey, Free Land: A Hip Hop Journey from the Streets of Oakland to the Wild Wild West follows a young white man’s search for his roots as it takes him on an unforgettable journey into the heart of American history. During an interview with his grandfather he learns that their beloved family ranch was actually a Homestead, a free land grant from the government. Haunted by the past, he’s compelled to dig deeper into the history of the land, only to come face to face with the legacy of theft and genocide in the Wild Wild West. Free Land weaves spoken word poetry, theater, dance and hip hop music into a compelling performance that challenges us to take an unflinching look at the truth buried in the land beneath our feet.

    Free Land was directed by Margo Hall, scored by Ryan Luckey and premiered at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley, California. Free Land has been presented at the White Privilege Conference, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and dozens of universities across the country. Free Land is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by La Peña Cultural Center in partnership with the Matrix Center/White Privilege Conference, and the National Performance Network.

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  2. Written and performed by Ariel Luckey, Free Land: A Hip Hop Journey from the Streets of Oakland to the Wild Wild West follows a young white man’s search for his roots as it takes him on an unforgettable journey into the heart of American history. During an interview with his grandfather he learns that their beloved family ranch was actually a Homestead, a free land grant from the government. Haunted by the past, he’s compelled to dig deeper into the history of the land, only to come face to face with the legacy of theft and genocide in the Wild Wild West. Free Land weaves spoken word poetry, theater, dance and hip hop music into a compelling performance that challenges us to take an unflinching look at the truth buried in the land beneath our feet.

    Free Land was directed by Margo Hall, scored by Ryan Luckey and premiered at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley, California. Free Land has been presented at the White Privilege Conference, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and dozens of universities across the country. Free Land is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by La Peña Cultural Center in partnership with the Matrix Center/White Privilege Conference, and the National Performance Network.

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