Residency Dates
  • July 2018 – July 2018
  • June 2018 – July 2018

Aaron Jafferis is a hip-hop poet and playwright whose musicals Trigger (with Byron Au Yong), Stuck Elevator (with Byron Au Yong), How to Break, Kingdom, Shakespeare: The Remix, and No Lie have been produced or developed by The Old Globe, American Conservatory Theater, Public Theater, Sundance, Collective Consciousness and many others. Honors include a Creative Capital Award, Richard Rodgers Award, Sundance Institute/Time Warner Fellowship, NEA Art Works Grant, NEFA National Theatre Project Grant, two MacDowell Fellowships, Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award. A former Open Rap Slam champion at the National Poetry Slam Championships, Aaron is the founding Artistic Director of The Word hip-hop and poetry program in his hometown of New Haven.