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Southwest Gets the 'Get Lit Players' to Broadway



It could be argued that the Broadway musical Hamilton is one of the most exciting, if not magical, shows to debut in New York’s famed Theater District within the last decade. Though, that is only if you were lucky enough to snag a coveted ticket. Luck befell upon a group of talented young artists known as the Get Lit Players. With an invitation from Tony-Award winning actor Daveed Diggs, we provided airfare for the Get Lit Players from Los Angeles to New York for one unforgettable experience. Based in Los Angeles, California, Get Lit – Words Unite is empowering a new generation of poets through the merging of classic and spoken word poetry. For many of the Get Lit Players, a future under the bright lights of Broadway is a dream. It was a dream realized for Daveed, who served as a Get Lit mentor for current mentor Marquesha Babers. After overcoming a life of hardship, Marquesha travelled with her fellow Get Lit Players to see Daveed perform in Hamilton and to show that one’s art, poetry in this case, can be the gas for one’s future. Meet the Get Lit Players and hear Marquesha’s inspiring story!