About Clay

CLAY is a one-man hip-hop musical.

Written by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen
performed by Matt Sax

Clay tells the coming-of-age story of Clifford, a suburban boy who escapes his fractured family and finds a mentor in Sir John, a master of the spoken word. Clifford becomes hip-hop star Clay, but he discovers that he can’t escape his past.

Clay is an explosive solo-performance featuring an arresting new hip-hop score.

Clay premiered in Chicago., 2006. First produced by About Face Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company, the show then went on to a sold-out run at the Kansas City Repertory TheatreLincoln Center in New York City and Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.