is Professor of Playwriting at the University of California, Riverside. He is the creator and director of the Califest Hip Hop Theater Festival and one of the pioneers of the theatrical genre know as Hip-Hop Theater. Hinds is originally from Honduras. He has twice received the Audrey Skirball-Kenis Award for best play. Rickerby is known for his unique ability to challenge conventional notions of the stage, while remaining respectful of its long history and traditions. His foundational Daze to Come changed the dramatic arts forever when it debuted in 1989. As the first ever full-length play to use the founding elements of hip hop as the primary language of the stage, he introduced the genre of hip hop theater to the world.