The Brobot Adventure (work-in progress) is the follow up show to The Brobot Johnson Experience, where an alien Hip Hop android named Flobot Owens, travels through space and time to help humans be better humans. In Wrath of the Wackness, Flobot Owens, legendary Brobot MC, returns to “abduct” an audience of humans from Earth for a Sci-Fi Hip Hop dance party to eradicate the wackness that’s slowly plaguing his planet. The piece includes intricate live looping that combines verses with beatboxing, vocal melodies, and sound effects while mixing socially conscious lyrics in the genres of Hip Hop, Afrofuturism, and Afrobeat.
Writer/Composer/Performer: Darian Dauchan
Director: Andrew Scoville
Projection Designers: Sadah Espii Proctor and Lisa Renkel
Co-Producer: Poetic Theater Productions
Development support provided by the CRITICAL BREAKS Residency Program at Hi-ARTS
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Darian Dauchan is an award winning actor, writer, and musician who has appeared on both Broadway and Off Broadway theatre. He is the 2016 Loop Station Vice Champion of the American Beatbox Championships, a finalist for the 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship and more recently completed The Brobot Johnson Project, an Afrofuturism, Sci-Fi Hip Hop transmedia piece. The web series The New Adventures of Brobot Johnson won for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 2017 LA Web Festival, BEST soundtrack at the 2017 Escape Velocity Festival sponsored by the Museum of Science Fiction, and BEST editing at the 2018 Independent Television Festival. The album "Brobot Johnson: Bionic Boom Bap" is now available on iTunes, and the show The Brobot Johnson Experience is a Howard Gilman Foundation Grantee and critically acclaimed Ben Brantley New York Times Critics' Pick.
This newly reimagined program offers emerging and mid-career artists essential resources, mentorships, and opportunities to share their work. The residency aims to build a stronger and more diverse artistic community in Brooklyn by supporting long term growth and fostering relationships across disciplines.
The program's four tracks are Contemporary Art, Film + TV, Performing Arts, and Video Art. Each track offers unique resources designed to meet the needs of varied artistic practices. Residents receive additional financial support, mentorship, skills-based learning opportunities, and documentation of their work. In-progress public programs (virtual and later live) will take place from September 2020 through June of 2021.