Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera is a non-stop, high energy, one man show using original music and physical theatre to tell the parodied story of two brothers living the Hip Hop Life. Taking the audience from the 1970s all the way into the future, this fast-forwarding/rewinding live-hip-hop show is written entirely in rhyme and cleverly crafted song lyrics. 

Sébastien Heins utilizes Hip Hop and R & B, Rap, Soul, Funk, and Gospel to take the audience on an epic story of family and brotherly love. This special afteRock production will give audiences the immersive experience of being at a live hip hop show.




As a student at the National Theatre School of Canada, acting student Sébastien Heins conceived of his first 15 minute iteration of Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera, then called CashMoney & MoneyPussy, chronicling one tragic night in the lives of two hip hop superstars. Upon graduation, he was invited to the international United Solo festival with his 60 minute production in New York City, where he won the Best Emerging Artist Award.

 Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera has since been featured in SouloFest, ClownFest, Piece of Mine Festival, and b current’s rock.paper.sistahz festival. With its full premiere production (65 minutes) in b current's afteRock Plays (                                                                                                  



Performer/Creator: Sébastien Heins

Director: Karin Randoja

Dramaturg: Jodi Essery & Karin Randoja

Lighting Design: Jacky Lalonde

Projection Design: Jonathan Inksetter

Sound Design: Miquelon Rodriguez

Tour Producer: Alison Wong

Technical Director: Jacky Lalonde

Set Design: Anahita Debonehie

Associate Technical Director: Angeline St. Amour (Whitehorse - Edmonton)

Assistant Technical Director: Waleed Ansari 

2017 Brotherhood Tour produced by b current



Premiere Production:

b current's afterRock Plays

At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Oct 10-25 2014)

Performer/Creator: Sébastien Heins
Director: Karin Randoja
Dramaturg: Jodi Essery
Lighting Design: Jacky Lalonde
Set Design: Anahita Dehbonehie
Assistant Set Designer: Dana Dyal
Sound Designer/Composer: Miquelon Rodriguez
Video Designer: Jonathan Inksetter
Stage Manager: Beth Wong
Carpenter: Ben Baker
Producer: Joseph Recinos
Assistant Producers: Bryn McLeod, Jesse Watts
Original Development and Additional Coaching by: Adam Lazarus
b current (afteRock Plays presenting company)
Artistic Directors: Jajube Mandiela & Naomi Abiola
Artistic Producer: Alison Wong
Production Manager: Suzie Balogh
PR: ClutchPR
Graphic Design: Mark Stoddart

Trailer & Teaser: Albert Huh


ON TWITTER: @sebastienheins