Rap Guide to Climate Chaos
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Rap Guide to Climate Chaos

Rap Guide to Climate Chaos NYC Reviews and Tickets

(75 Ratings)
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Intelligent, Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Relevant

About the Show

In his latest theatrical hip-hop manifesto, 'peer-reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman breaks down the politics, economics, and science of global warming.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (75)

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302 Reviews | 87 Followers
Intelligent, Relevant, Masterful, Great writing, Clever

See it if you want education in the history/current scientific data re climate change and possible solutions while being entertained by brilliant rap.

Don't see it if you don’t want facts or dissuasion from your climate change denial convictions, or don’t like rap by white Canadian man or solo show/no set. Read more

209 Reviews | 38 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want to be entertained into a much deeper knowledge about climate change. I learned a lot and loved it. And the rapping was great!

Don't see it if You have a closed mind about climate change being fake. Because you need a psychiatrist not a show.

74 Reviews | 30 Followers
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you acknowledge, deny or are ambivalent about climate change. As an atmospheric chemist, I absolutely loved the way Baba conveyed facts.

Don't see it if audience participation makes you feel uncomfortable. (It is minimal, optional, and useful to keep everyone engaged.)

276 Reviews | 48 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Profound, Relevant

See it if You enjoy cleverness and excellence— both in writing and in performance. So relevant. A must see.

Don't see it if You are a Trump believer. If you are you would not understand the language or the message.

217 Reviews | 79 Followers
Intelligent, Masterful, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you care about the environment and/or if you like intelligence with your entertainment.

Don't see it if you don't want to think Read more

114 Reviews | 25 Followers
Absorbing, Dizzying, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if If you enjoy fast-paced rap rhymes as a way of communicating lots of info clearly (think Hamilton")'and solid info about climate change.

Don't see it if Your mind is closed/inflexible on the concepts of climate change, it's effects, and solutions OR if you can't stand rap by a Canadian enviro

241 Reviews | 47 Followers
Clever, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you like smart shows

Don't see it if you are closed minded or dislike one man shows

94 Reviews | 93 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if If you are into rap music, intellectual subject matter, and an all around good time.

Don't see it if If rap is not your thing. Or are voting for donald trump.

Critic Reviews (16)

March 7th, 2016
For a previous production

“’Rap Guide to Climate Change’ is a highly enjoyable theatrical experience which lies well beyond the normal conventions of the theater. Lying somewhere between a play, musical, and a documentary, Baba Brinkman’s latest is a fun, thought-provoking, and highly original performance piece which successfully delivers an important message in an approachable and entertaining way.”
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Theatre is Easy
March 2nd, 2016
For a previous production

"'Climate Chaos' is an extensive, sometimes draining, survey of climate change science in a way you may have never seen before. Baba Brinkman is a terrific performer...After a while though, you start to feel like that this all a bit relentless. The projections feel like a live-action version of 'An Inconvenient Truth' and your saturation level for quickly-spewed facts is full. This could really be a series of well-produced YouTube clips that here makes up a sometimes exhausting evening."
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Theater Pizzazz
February 27th, 2016
For a previous production

"If there is one word to describe the full impact of this production directed by Darren Lee Cole and Brinkman’s exceptional preparation for the genius of his performance, it is 'electrifying.'…Brinkman is a dynamo of energy himself, a fabulous rapping carbon life form…From beginning to end, this must see production, is mesmerizing. I will probably see it again to solidify for myself the incredible amount of information Brinkman presents seamlessly with wit, irony and fun."
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Front Row Center
March 8th, 2016
For a previous production

"This is not preachy; this is theatre – funny, surprising, and smart...This is not an Al Gore climate talk, this is cool climate rap delivered to you by Baba, the epitome of cool nerd...How lucky we are to live in a city that brings artists like Baba Brinkmann to perform and inform. So take a friend who is a skeptic, one who’s not, several who care and several who don’t. Take as many as you can...be prepared for 80 minutes of the concert, the theatre, the church, the uproar."
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Exeunt Magazine
March 8th, 2016
For a previous production

"The result is a disorienting self-reflexivity, a mirror aimed at another mirror: a show about the guy who wrote the show, performing the show he wrote. This is confusing, yes, but what it comes down to is a lack of stakes. Climate change is tense, threatening, dramatic; an explanation of climate change is not."
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New York Theater
March 4th, 2016
For a previous production

“Baba Brinkman’s solo 'Rap Guide' shows are an often dazzling mix of smart, informative, inventive and witty...There are 24 raps in all, according to the program, and, as wonderful and/or well-meaning as each is, this winds up being too much to absorb at one sitting…I have faith that Brinkman will do what he can to improve his show, preferably using the same basic principle behind efforts to stem climate-damaging emissions — less is better."
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The Times (UK)
August 27th, 2015
For a previous production

"One of the virtues of this smart, funny, well-sustained show from Baba Brinkman — whose earlier shows had him lay down rhymes about evolution, religion and Geoffrey Chaucer — is that he knows just how naff his approach could be. So he spends his first few minutes boomingly addressing our fears, celebrating his show's simultaneous urgency and absurdity."
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The Stage (UK)
August 18th, 2015
For a previous production

"It is an intelligent, info-rich show. Brinkman fires data and statistics at his audience in lyrical waves...As a performer he is fluid, self-aware, passionate and engaging. He is also very funny, and while some of the things he discusses are rightfully alarming, there is a lot of wit in his writing too – he leaves his audience with much to think about."
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