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Tue February 4, 2014
North Carolina A&T State University Presents Breath, Boom
The North Carolina A&T State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents Breath, Boom by Kia Corthron. The hard-hitting, in-your-face play chronicles the cycle of violence, and abuse that leads girls in the mean streets of the Bronx to join gangs. Prix, played by A&T actor Brittany Timmons, struggles to come to terms with her own inner demons during her 14 years as girl gang leader. In the powerful scene from Breath, Boom that we’re about to hear, Brittany is joined by A&T actor Mia Sims who plays Cat—a young girl vying to join Prix’s gang—and rapper/actor Allison Wilson who narrates with an original rap written for the play by A&T’s Kirk Hill. Warning: the following scene and music depict acts of gang violence.
North Carolina A&T State University actors Brittany Timmons, Mia Sims, and Allison Wilson. The original rap Breath, Boom is by Kirk Hill who was joined in this recording by beat boxers Trey Riley, and Julius Smith. Kia Corthron’s powerful play Breath, Boom comes to the Paul Robeson Theatre on campus Thursday night, February 13th where it will run through the 23rd with evening performances at 8:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM. You can hear David Ford's extended interview with cast members, director Donna Baldwin-Bradby, and A&T Justice and Political Science professor Dr. Ernest Cuthbertson this Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM during TAW.