|Brooklyn at Eye Level
| Open: 12/04/08 Close: 12/07/08
Acclaimed NYC Theater company performs new work investigating development in Brooklyn.
Directed by Civilians Artistic Director, Steve Cosson, Brooklyn at Eye Level was developed in collaboration with Urban Bush Women, composer Michael Friedman, Michael Hill's Blues Mob, neo-soul singer Grace Kalambay, local youth from the Atlantic Terminal Community Center, Brooklyn Tech High School and more.
Brooklyn at Eye Level is created from material gathered during a community investigation currently underway that focuses on the controversial Atlantic Yards development project. A team of professional actors are conducting interviews with residents, business owners, politicians and civic organizations and collecting information everywhere, from public events to beauty salons, developing insights into how buildings, services, public space and economic issues shape the ecology of the neighborhood around us. Also providing inspiration for the piece are a series of Community/Artist Labs connecting playwrights Lucy Thurber and Carl Hancock Rux to local groups of community youth.
The production features Marsha Stephanie Blake, Melanie Nicholls-King, Greg McFadden, Keith Randolph Smith, Joaquin Torres and Colleen Werthmann.