COPS AND ROBBERS Returns to The Marsh in Berkeley


Written & Performed by
Jinho “The Piper” Ferreira
Directed by Ami Zins & Lew Levinson


THE MARSH | 2120 Allston Way | Berkeley | CA | 94705
Tickets: $20 – $35 Sliding Scale | $55 & $100 Reserved Seating
August 22 – October 3
No performance September 19
Saturdays at 5pm
83 minutes | One 15 minute Intermission | Ages 15+ | Parental Discretion Advised

BUY TIX:  www.themarsh.org
or by phone (Additional service fees apply):
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055

 

“There couldn’t be a more timely show than “Cops and Robbers,” Jinho “The Piper” Ferreira’s contemporary, one-man exploration of an officer-involved shooting in Oakland.” — SF Examiner


Cops and Robbers is a revolutionary look into the dysfunctional relationship between law enforcement, the media, and the Black community. Cops and Robbers takes no prisoners as it challenges the viewer to question all preconceived notions of “right” and “wrong.”

Jinho “Piper” Ferreira is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, rapper and police officer from Oakland, California. A founding member of Interscope Records alt-hip-hop group Flipsyde who toured internationally and boasts several multi-million-view videos on YouTube.  As a screenwriter he’s been awarded by The Tribeca Film Festival.  Having witnessed Oakland protests resulting from The BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant the rapper made a bold move and became a cop in hopes to become part of the solution from within.  After one year of living with the paradox of being a member of the Black community, an artist with multiple interests, and working day in, day out as a cop, the rapper / writer was inspired to write and act in his play “Cops And Robbers.”  He himself plays the role of all 18 characters in this “one man tour de force” that now plays to sold out theaters in The Bay Area and Universities nationally.  Recognition of his work as an actor and writer for the play is rapidly growing and includes praise from Newsweek, The New York Times, NPR’s Forum, The San Francisco Chronicle and SF Weekly.
(press links below)
 
Newsweek : Rapper Turned Cop Jinho "The Piper" Ferreira Tells Story Of Police Shooting From Both Sides
 
NEW YORK TIMES : an officer and thespian 
 
NPR FORUM : Rapper-Turned-Cop’s One Man Show Offers Unique perspective On Police Shootings
 
SF Weekly : Oakland Cop and Rapper Presents a Solo Show About an Officer-Involved Shooting
 
SF Gate : Cops And Robbers examines conflict.