How We Got On

  • How We Got On

    A New England Premiere by Idris Goodwin
    Directed by Summer L. Williams

    Presented by Company One
    7/19/2013 - 8/17/2013

It’s 1988: Hank, Julian and Luann have each finally found the beats and dubs that make the suburbs bearable, but they need each other more than they know. Rap battles and poetry in parking lots lead to dreams of something more, as a DJ takes us to the flipside, loops us into the remix, and breaks it down. Spoken word poet and hip-hop playwright Idris Goodwin MC’s a theatrical coming-of-age mix tape about how we become the people we’re meant to be, flowing and rhyming our way to adulthood.

Approximate Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes, with no intermission. 


  • Idris GoodwinPlaywright
  • Summer WilliamsDirector
  • Kadahj BennettHank
  • Jared BrownJulian
  • Cloteal HorneLuann
  • Miranda CraigwellSelector
  • Tyler MonroeDramaturg
  • Janie HowlandSet Designer
  • James McNamaraLighting Designer
  • Ed YoungSound Designer
  • Amanda AntunesCostume Designer
  • Vic YambaoProps Designer
  • Keta NewbornStage Manager
  • Marc FranklinAssistant Stage Manager
  • Elena LivakAssistant Stage Manager
  • Karthik SubramanianProduction Manager
  • Mark Abby VanDerzeeTechnical Director
  • Kevin ParkerAssistant Production Manager

Prices & Seating

All Sections
All Performances $20-38
Student Pre-sale/Student Rush*

*Student Rush tickets are available in person at the Box Office window 1 hour before curtain. Valid for Full Time students Age 25 or under with valid ID. Cash only.