Brooklyn '63


About the Production

Brooklyn '63 is an interview-based theater performance featuring Brooklyn-based activists, witnesses and those who have inherited the legacy of civic action. Brooklyn residents share their experiences and perspectives on activism 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 more. Brooklyn '63 was created to honor the 50th anniversary of a defining year in the Civil Rights movement.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks

Written by

Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks, in collaboration with the performers

Lighting Design

Robert W. Henderson Jr.

Sound Design

Kumi Ishizawa

Projection Design

Maya Ciarrocchi

Assistant Projection Designer

Stevo Arnoczy

Production Associate

Courtney Golden


Elinor Barr, Lourdes Lebron, Clyde Deloris Herring, Patrick Dougher, Sam Pinn and Stan Kinard

Performance History


The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn, New York (May 2013)


Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn, NY; Billie Holiday Theater, Brooklyn, NY; The Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY as part of The Brooklyn BEAT Festival (September 2013) ; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (April 2014)



The Kumble Theater for Performing Arts

BEAT Festival