headRush, 2004-2009

a psycho-politico, spoken word teatro & popular education crew

Rosa Esperanza González, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Luis "xago" Juárez

headRush is a three-person ensemble made up of Oakland-based educators/writer/performers, dedicated to igniting critical dialogue through socially conscious multi-lingual, high energy performance and popular education.

For more information about headRush go to www.headrushcrew.com


What People Are Saying About the headRush:

"headRush channels the youthful dynamism, political consciousness and humor of the "ñ" generation. Audiences relate and cheer accordingly. I am always looking forward to performing with them again, anytime, any place."
- Bill Santiago, stand-up comedian (Spanglish 101, Comedy Central, CNN)

"headRush represents the evolution of Chicano theater. Teatro is many things and today, most certainly, it is rip tide spoken word, anti-globalization agit-prop performed by a high energy, multicultural crew."
- Elisa Marina Alvarado, Artistic Director, Teatro Vision

"This group weaves together words, movement, and rhythm in a way that is artistically refreshing and politically important. See them!"
- Herb Kohl, life long educator, author of over 30 titles and founder of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco

"The inspiration headRush brought to our community reverberated long after their departure. We were agitated, educated and inspired by their performance and workshop, which left us with tangible tools to strengthen our work on campus and in our community."
- Becky Renfrow, Fairhaven College for Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University