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Bronx Gothic

Bronx Gothic

Written and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili
Directed by Peter Born

A Young Vic and Los Angeles Performance Practice co-production

Monday - Saturday: 7.45pm


Previews: (1 - 4 June) £20

60 And Over Concession: Applies to the first two previews only.

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Part theatre, part dance and part visual art installation, Okwui Okpokwasili’s Bronx Gothic delves into her memories of growing up in the Bronx, before emerging into a breathtaking exploration of girlhood.

Created in collaboration with Peter Born, in this UK premiere, Bronx Gothic draws on inspiration from West African griot storytelling and the epistolary style of the Victorian novel to ask what it means to be brown in a world that values whiteness. 

Okwui Okpokwasili is a 2018 MacArthur ‘Genius Award’ recipient. 

'In language that is by turns blunt and poetic, crudely funny and incantatory, Ms. Okpokwasili conjures and probes this adolescent friendship, a jumble of insults, anger and love…A magnetic performer'  The New York Times

Writer, Performer & Sound Designer Okwui Okpokwasili

Director, Visual & Sound Designer Peter Born

Captioned performance 17 June, 7:45pm

Audio described performance 24 June, 7:45pm

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