Living Gallery: Free Performance by Ashley Brockington
Week of July 2, 2020
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Living Gallery:
Ashley Brockington

Ashley Brockington with white dots and white paint on her arms.


Through a series of short plays, stand-up comedy, and post-modern dance Ashley will share a peek into a truly extraordinary and unique upbringing. Dear God, not another identity piece!  What is A Real American Woman? One part baby-dyke, two parts faggot. 7 parts colored girl. 2 parts Wanna-Be. Sounds like a white girl, looks like a black boy. Whatever it is, it’s funny.


Born. Brooklyn Parents. Midwest childhood. Divorce. Thirteen Schools. Howard University. University of the Arts. The Hippy Years as Grad School. Barefoot for thirteen years. Gay Husband Dead. Circus Amok. Rivers of Honey. Black Girl Ugly. New York Neo-Futurists. Dixon Place. Astrology. Who am I and Where do I go Next?

Photo by Laura Bluher.

Living Gallery, a monthly program curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa and produced in the Gibney Gallery, presents live performance of storytelling, monologues, spoken word, stand-up, or creative talks.

Each performance—free and open to the public—runs 30-45 minutes, usually scheduled within the hour before a dance concert presented in Gibney’s Theater. We welcome you to attend both events and enjoy a wide range of expressive artists.

Stay after the performance on October 4th to catch Ita Segev: Knot In My Name at 8:00 pm.


Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

For access requests or inquiries, please contact Elyse Desmond, Director of Operations and Facilities, by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form, or at 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

280 Broadway
Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Enter at 53A Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
646 837 6809

890 Broadway
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
212 677 8560