Brooklyn '63 is a theater performance featuring Brooklyn-based activists, witnesses and those who have inherited the legacy of a generation of civic action. In collaboration with 651 ARTS, Ping Chong + Company created this new work featuring Brooklyn residents who shared their experiences and perspectives from the early labor movement, the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Teachers Strike, the Downstate Medical Center protests led by Brooklyn CORE, the history of The East in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and a host of events and reminiscences that took place in Brownsville, Ft. Greene, Sheepshead Bay, Coney Island, Williamsburg, Bushwick, and many places in between.
Elinor Barr, Lourdes Lebron, Clyde Deloris Herring, Patrick Dougher, Sam Pinn and Stan Kinard
Written and directed by: Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks
Projection Designer: Maya Ciarrocchi
Lighting Director: Robert W. Henderson Jr.
Sound Designer: Kumi Ishizawa
Production Associate: Courtney Golden
Assistant Projection Designer: Stevo Arnoczy
Company Manager: Kristina Varshavskaya
Premiere: The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts (May 2013)
Tour: Congregation Beth Elohim (Brooklyn, NY), Billie Holiday Theater (Brooklyn, NY), and The Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, NY) as part of The Brooklyn BEAT Festival (September 2013)
Brooklyn Museum (April 2014)
The Kumble Theater for Performing Arts
Made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Metlife Foundation, and Leading for the Future Initiative, a program of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.