A creative collaboration between MacArthur Genius Award winner, Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born.
A one woman show which explores Okwui Okpokwasili’s childhood growing up in the Bronx. Okwui Okpokwasili delivers a unique performance which fuses dance, theatre and visual art, inspired by the West African griot form of storytelling.
Okpokwasili’s borderline magical physicality makes for awesome punctuation...Like dreams, ‘Bronx Gothic’ isn’t always decipherable, but blurred, bloody fragments of it linger long after it has ended...'
I have never seen a piece quite like this before. It’s performance more than theatre, a collision of dance, singing and the spoken word...If only the work were more tightly structured, it would be a phenomenon.'
Okwui Okpokwasili’s solo performance piece is an astounding piece of theatre...It’s hard, and finally fruitless to attempt to describe Okwui Okpokwasili’s Bronx Gothic in conventional terms of genre...'