This brave new play moves beyond the boundaries of convention to depict the casualties of a decaying urban landscape.

With an unsparing eye and kee insight, exciting young playwright Kia Corthron gives us a vivd portrait of life in a girl gang. Overcoming a legacy of abuse and neglect, Prix harnesses the skills necessary to survive. At 16, she is at the top of her game as the leader of a gang of African-American teenage girls; at 30, the game is finally over. As explosive as the fireworks of Prix's fantasy creations, Breath, Boom is a searing glimpse of young women on the edge.

Artists

  • Jacqui ParkerMother
  • Kellee StewartPrix
  • Zabryna GuevaraAngel
  • Carla J. HargroveMalika / Jo
  • Dwandra NickoleComet
  • Edwin Lee GibsonJerome
  • Tawanna BenbowCat / Girl
  • Katrina ToshikoFuego / Jo's Friend
  • Chinasa OgbuaguShondra / Pepper
  • Jan Leslie HardingDenise
  • Ramona AlexanderJupiter
  • Kia CorthronPlaywright
  • Michael John GarcésDirector
  • Adam StockhausenScenic Design
  • Karen PerryCostume Design
  • Kirk BookmanLighting Design
  • Martin DesjardinsSound Design and Original Music

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