A theatrical performance that will provide a lens into a time when the fabric of the Brooklyn community was being shaped by the radical social changes occurring throughout the nation.
Ping Chong + Co
Ping Chong & Talvin Wilks Direct Six Brooklyners Sharing Their First Hand Accounts Of The Borough At The Height Of The Civil Rights Movement In Brooklyn ’63
Tues Sept 17, 7:30pm | Thurs Sept 19, 7:30pm
Fri Sept 20, 7:30pm
Presented in partnership with 651 ARTS, Brooklyn ‘63 is a theater performance that features the true stories of Brooklyn-based activists, witnesses and those who inherited the legacy of a generation of civic action. Ping Chong + Company use the interview-based Undesirable Elements process to create this new work, featuring stories from members of African American, Puerto Rican, and Jewish communities about the pivotal year 1963 – when community activism crossed racial, religious and ethnic lines to bring social change.
NOTE: Meet the Brooklyn ’63 Team on Opening Night! RSVP Here:
Who Are Ping Chong & Co?
Ping Chong + Company produces theatrical works addressing the important cultural and civic issues of our times, striving to reach the widest audiences with the greatest level of artistic innovation and social integrity. The company was founded in 1975 by leading theatrical innovator Ping Chong with a mission to create works of theater and art that explore the intersections of race, culture, history, art, media and technology in the modern world.
What Is 651 ARTS?
It is the mission of 651 ARTS to deepen awareness of and appreciation for contemporary performing arts and culture of the African Diaspora, and to provide professional and creative opportunities for performing artists of African descent.