Thursday, December 20, 2007

Breathe, Boom

Rahaleh Nassri’s production of Kia Cothorn’s; Breathe, Boom is a violently poetic portrayal of a female gang leader's coming of age. This is Corthorn’s first full production in Washington DC. She has been the recipient of a long list of grants and awards including the Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award. Breathe, Boom follows Prix, played by Roxi Trapp - Dukes, from ages sixteen to thirty taking a look at her relationships with other gang members and her family. Through short burst of dialog and language that captures the essence of street life; Corthorn manages to draw us into each characters quirks and hearts. Roxi who is a dance choreographer/actress takes the character of Prix to another level using extreme facial expression and body language to express the inner turmoil of being in a gang but knowing that there is so much more to life.

Breathe, Boom runs through January 6, 2008. For more information visit The Studio Theater