INSIDE THE ARTS with Diane Mack

December 23, 2019

This week on Inside the Arts, RAP Unzel, a children's play presented by the Radical Buffoons continues its run at Southern Rep. It's a feel good, empowering story of identity. This modern twist on an old fairy tale is set in New Orleans and features hip hop, music and dance. Artistic director Jon Greene and playwright Jeremy Rashad Brown will join us in our studio.

NOLA Gambit Preview Write-Up

December 08, 2019

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“My mama says my hair and my joy are what make me unique and special in the world,” Reggie “Rap” Unzel III tells neighborhood kids and some would-be bullies.

Reggie doesn’t let anyone touch his hair, and he loves to write poetry, rap and beat box in Jeremy Rashad Brown’s modern fairy tale for young audiences. The show debuted in Austin, Texas in February. The Radical Buffoon(s) present an updated version — with new music and adapted for New Orleans — Dec. 14-29 at Southern Rep

KXAN Interview with Chris Davis

February 19, 2019

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — On a recent Sunday, kids and their parents packed into the Scottish Rite Theater in Austin to watch a production of the new play “Rap Unzel,” about a boy named Reggie Unzel trying to settle into a new town with his mom and his lyrics.

The play, featuring music from Austin musician SaulPaul, is the work of Jeremy Rashad Brown, a local writer who was encouraged to write something specifically for Black History Month.

Austin School of Film Member Mondays - Jeremy Rashad Brown

February 17, 2019

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New Play ‘Rap Unzel’ Celebrates Joy, Hair, and More By Spectrum News Staff

February 15, 2019


Rap Unzel is a musical adaptation of Rapunzel. The Scottish Rite Theater, which produced the play, brought Jeremy Rashad Brown on as the writer.

“Susan Gayle Todd, who is the producing artistic director at the Scottish Rite asked me back in June if I wanted to do a play for Black History Month,” said Brown.

#BlackBoyJoy: Classic tale gets a modern remix with new musical "Rap Unzel"

February 11, 2019

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Putting a modern day twist on a classic fairy tale, just in time to celebrate Black History Month! Jeremy Rashad Brown debuts an original kid's musical "Rap Unzel", and he's joining us with Delante Keys, who plays the title role, to tell us more about this show's message of self-acceptance and love.

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'Rap Unzel' Is Here To Celebrate #BlackBoyJoy

February 11, 2019

What's this item aboRap Unzel, the new children’s play running at Austin Scottish Rite Theater this month, was born out of a brainstorming session last summer, during which writer Jeremy Rashad Brown and members of the theater discussed ideas for this year’s Black History Month.ut? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Jeremy cast in new Sci-Fi Drama web-series 'FORWARD'

December 04, 2015

FORWARD is a Sci-Fi/Drama about the evolution of the human species exploring a convergence of science, spirit and the CIA. Only a few chosen ones will be able to evolve. It is about how we are in our current life and how the future should be. "Make the choice to make the journey." 

'Forward' Seeks To Bring Diversity to Sci-Fi

December 14, 2015

'Forward' featured in Max It Magazine

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