Maximum: A Parable is a science fiction hip-hop show from Los Angeles that blends theatre, spoken word, and hip-hop into a tale about control and rebellion. Speculative fiction author Eric Czuleger partners with hip-hop artist Da'Crimes to tell the story of Maximum, a futuristic prison in the middle of a genetically modified carnivorous forest. The prisoner Faraday is worshiped as a prophet. He claims that he will perform three miracles before toppling the walls of Maximum. Guard 1 is forced to keep order in the prison before the inmates turn into believers and begin worshiping the only inmate with a name. When Faraday fulfills his promises and people start dying Guard 1 and Faraday are forced to find out who is really in charge of Maximum.
About the Author
Eric Czuleger is a playwright and author of speculative fiction. He is a journalist who has covered everything from the Syrian Civil War to the history of creepy clowns. He lived and worked in Northern Albania as a Peace Corps Volunteer (2011-2013). He has traveled around the world where he was caught in a Turkish riot, commissioned to write a play about the Republic of Georgia, trained as a yoga teacher in the Himalayas, and got incredibly lost in a rain forest in Thailand. He is currently a master student at Oxford University where he is studying creative writing, with a focus on genre fiction and narrative non-fiction. Howl is collaboration between Hip-hop artist and long time collaborator, Deven «Da' Crimes» Simonson.
Is an independent hip-hop artist from the bay area of California. Blending elements of folk\punk lyricism, and trap house beats set in a universe of robots, clones and cyborgs, Da'Crimes is unlike any musician currently touring. Influenced by Ceschi Ramos, Rhymesayers, Pat The Bunny, and Astronautalis Da'Crimes, has created an entirely new musical platform for making rap songs like space operas. His first album The Glitch wrestles with themes of free will in the face of an inevitable future. His sophomore Album Love Scientist is a leap forward in beat building and poetic lyricism, tackling the concpts of love, and of course, intergalactic space monsters.