THE HITTITE EMPIRE PERFORMANCE GROUP TAKE ON NIKE AND MICHEAL JORDAN

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Our play “THE NIKE KILLER” was inspired by the Nike killings across America, in the early 90s. Teenagers would shoot one another, and take the NIKES shoes off their victims, along with their sports jackets. It was our hope, that this play would, motivate the Nike Company and Micheal Jordan, to bring down the price of NIKE Shoes. Allowing for their value to decrease. The NIKE company and Jordan never brought down their price. The killings continued to happen. Because of poor kids wanting NIKE shoes. In order to get respect, and admiration in the hood.

3 thoughts on “THE HITTITE EMPIRE PERFORMANCE GROUP TAKE ON NIKE AND MICHEAL JORDAN

    • I appreciate the fact that our work had such an effect on you. You have to understand that we were an artist collective. We had members, that were performance artists, theater performers, singers, film and tv actors writers, producers, etc. And anyone who joined the group that was not from the original core group. They became honorary Hittites. Keith Mason moved back to St. Louis. I live in San Jose California. And most still live in L.A. Any work that you see today from any of the core members. If we were still together, it would have eventually been incorporated into a Hittite production. Because our work was about “Black male silence”. Our willingness to share our stories as black men. So if you watch my Youtube play “Stories I Never Told My Father” Part 1 and 2. And read my Amazon book “Beast: The Deconstruction of Charles Sonny Liston”. Those would have been Hittite stories if we would had been still together. Because we were collaborators. We will be performing in the Olympics in the near future.

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