The UCLA Department of African American Studies
A Prison Abolitionist Hip Hop Theater Remix of The Wiz!
A fusion of traditional musical theatre, hip-hop, and spoken-word poetics, this "Spokenwordical" is inspired by the 1975 musical The Wiz. What It Izis a journey of self-discovery from the birth of hip-hop through the social and political corruption that fuels the current incarceration epidemic. Poignant and humorous, mesmerizing and musical, come see What It Iz.