An expert graffiti artist comes into conflict with a student of his, as they both rise on the scene.
Amir is a world renowned graffiti artist, but to stay out of jail, he needs to remain anonymous. His student, Rae, has immense talent and is getting better each day. However, when the student threatens the teacher, things take a turn for the worst, as Amir begins to question who's in charge, both in his teachings and in his life.
Timothy Haskell’s production of Jake Shore’s "Hit the Wall" is tense and taut from its opening line and remains on that level. This short two-character play about Amir, a famous graffiti artist having a case of artist’s block, and his relationship with Rae, a younger protégé, just about to hit her stride, is engrossing and compelling. It concerns art, aesthetics and fame, as well as family problems. You may not have expected it, but graffiti artists discuss their work from the point of view of their inspiration, their satisfaction and their commitment, just like fine artists.