NC A&T State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts Presents "Breath, Boom"

NC A&T State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts Presents "Breath, Boom"

8:47am Feb 09, 2015
Brittany Timmons
Amanda Thompson

The hard-hitting, in-your-face play by Kia Corthron 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 in today's show, 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. The rap Breath, Boom is by Kirk Hill who was joined in this recording by beat boxers Trey Riley, and Julius Smith. Warning: the following scene and music depict acts of gang violence.

The Theatre Arts Program at North Carolina A&T has been chosen from over 60 universities and colleges in the Southeast to compete at the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Only eight productions were selected to compete. The festival will be held Feb. 3-7 in Albany, GA, hosted by Darton State College. A&T’s production of Breath, Boom by Kia Corthon directed by Donna Baldwin-Bradby will be performed at the Paul Robeson Theatre at A&T, Feb. 12-22 with evening shows at 7 and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. 

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