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Studio Theatre - Stage 4
1501 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005
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19 reviews
8 stars
Bring a seat cushion as the chairs are uncomfortable for long periods.
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"Breath, Boom"
14 ratings
4.4 average rating
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8 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 13 2007

Emotionally wrenching, powerful, must see for anyone in the field of juvenile justice

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 11 2008

This play was thought provoking. I was amazed, saddened, and enlightened.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 16 2008

This was a realistic glimpse into the tragic culture of inner-city girl gangs. The acting was superb and the story compelling. This show is a must see!

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“A searing, take-no-prisoners play.” —Chicago Sun-Times


The Studio 2ndStage kicks off its 20th anniversary season with Breath, Boom: the gritty, vivid story of one woman’s journey from gang girl to grown-up. The play follows fourteen years in the life of Prix as she goes from sixteen-year-old gang queen to mature, thirty-year-old woman. This will be the Washington premiere of the work of playwright Kia Corthron, an important voice in contemporary African-American theatre whose work has never seen a full production in DC. Emerging talent Rahaleh Nassri directs a young, dynamic, and multi-ethnic cast of twelve women and one man, featuring powerhouse performer Roxi Trapp-Dukes as Prix.