A Brooklyn Boy is a riveting spoken-word performance that portrays Steven Prescod's coming-of-age story and takes audiences on a journey from adversity to personal triumph. Born in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood to a Grenadian mother and a Guyanese father, Steven was only one year old when his father was incarcerated. Steven grew up in a house surrounded by a variety of relatives who all had an impact on his life, many of whom are among the 32 characters he plays throughout the show.
As an impressionable teenager, despite his efforts to break free from his neighborhood's unyielding grip, Steven was constantly pulled back, which ultimately led to his arrest. While facing a seven-year jail sentence, Steven could have become another statistic or headline. Instead, he took a second chance at life.