Bronx Gothic Is Evocative and Fresh

villagevoice.com

How do you get inside the head of a New York City adolescent? In Bronx Gothic, a new solo performance created and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili, you go through the body and its repository of personal histories. Summoning memories for storytelling — inflected with West African griot traditions — Okpokwasili’s tall, slender frame shakes and twitches as she gives herself over to them.

In spoken sections, Okpokwasili reads from notes passed back and forth between two 11-year-old girls living in the Bronx.

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