Rap Guide to Climate Chaos
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Rap Guide to Climate Chaos
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Rap Guide to Climate Chaos NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(74 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
4%
Negative
3%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (74)

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952 Reviews | 387 Followers
70
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You like topical shows. The rap is good, info is important. Not all stuff you've heard already. I did find myself looking at my watch a lot.

Don't see it if You don't like rap though that's not even a good excuse. His rhymes are clear and easy to understand... and their good...for a white guy LOL

811 Reviews | 221 Followers
79
Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you'd like to learn more about climate change in a very entertaining way by a solo performer's rapping enhanced with projections.

Don't see it if if you cannot tolerate rap beats and the fast talking it includes for 80 minutes or are not open to hearing both sides of the climate debate

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
89
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you care about the planet. And if you want to be enlightened in a wholly original and entertaining way.

Don't see it if you aren't open-minded.

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
76
Thought-provoking, Original, Great writing, Clever, The lecture in the middle of the show was unnecessary & threw off the rhythm of the show. i was set to score it as "great" until the lecture.

See it if You want to learn about climate change in a fun & unique way. You agree that climate change is real. You don't mind rap music.

Don't see it if You don't think climate change is real. You dislike rap music.

457 Reviews | 127 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Skilled, Challenging, Call to arms

See it if See it if appreciate skill of rap, want to think while you're entertained, want 2 B conscious, like answering back. participation

Don't see it if Irrationally dislike rap, Canadians, audio visuals, audience call outs, don't want 2 take up challenge of climate change

431 Reviews | 131 Followers
74
Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Edgy, Serious topical issues presented in a new way

See it if You are interested in the effects of climate change, enjoy topical theater, appreciate clever writing that's well-performed. Too long, tho.

Don't see it if You can't stand rap, don't like social commentary or having your views challenged. I liked this, but subject (and show) left me in despair.

433 Reviews | 93 Followers
70
Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy shows that make you think, a charismatic performer, and incredibly relevant subject matter. Schools should bring their students!

Don't see it if You don't like audience interaction, don't know anything about climate change, were expecting something funnier (despite the subject matter)

291 Reviews | 704 Followers
77
Ambitious, Edgy, Profound, Overwhelming

See it if you want to see evidence that climate change is real presented in a rap format w/ cool graphics. It's a lot to take in in one sitting.

Don't see it if you're not into rap and you don't want to see evidence of the lies that big business is telling us about what we're doing to the planet.

Critic Reviews (16)

TheaterScene.net
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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