Irondale Ensemble

With Arts Under Siege In The Age Of Trump, Irondale Ensemble Resists

President Donald Trump is seriously considering putting nine domestic spending programs on the chopping block in the name of budget cuts, including The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps, and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities. Coming off a successful remounting of their impressive play 1599, Irondale Ensemble has … Continue reading With Arts Under Siege In The Age Of Trump, Irondale Ensemble Resists

One-Woman Play In A Bathtub Returns, Broken Bones And All

It's been a long, strange, soap-suds covered international trip for Siobhan O’Loughlin. But lucky us, because her notable, one-woman play Broken Bone Bathtub is back in our neck of the woods and coming to an apartment bathtub near you. Brooklyn-based writer, performer, activist, and award-winning playwright O’Loughlin has been touring Broken Bone Bathtub internationally, and we’re looking forward to having … Continue reading One-Woman Play In A Bathtub Returns, Broken Bones And All

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How 2017 Became 1599: Irondale Ensemble Probes Shakespeare’s Prolific Year

Much has changed in 418 years. After all, 1599 marks a year when perhaps the most potent writer of English-language theater wrote four of his masterful works. William Shakespeare penned Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and the first draft of the iconic Hamlet. “When an audience and the theater community responds so … Continue reading How 2017 Became 1599: Irondale Ensemble Probes Shakespeare’s Prolific Year

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Colossal Activist Heart Of ‘Small But Mighty’ Hootenanny Art House Is Overflowing

Strangely enough, Saturday was business as usual for Kira Smith and Pete Sinjin, co-founders of South Slope's Hootenanny Art House. The couple, who are known for their inspiring teaching and performance, have prioritized social and political activism for years. That spirit is synchronized with Smith's yoga and dance acumen and Sinjin's performance as both "Hootenanny Pete" … Continue reading Colossal Activist Heart Of ‘Small But Mighty’ Hootenanny Art House Is Overflowing

Amelia Robinson is Mil's Trills

Mil’s Trills Version 7.0 Celebrates And Here’s Why You Better Join Her Shindig

If you live in Park Slope or Gowanus and you have a kid(s) running around your premises, you've surely heard of Mil's Trills. And if you haven't, well, it's time you do. And specifically, this Sunday, January 29 at ShapeShifter Lab. Park Slope neighbor and Brooklyn-bred Amelia Robinson continues her impressive journey performing under the name Mil’s Trills. … Continue reading Mil’s Trills Version 7.0 Celebrates And Here’s Why You Better Join Her Shindig

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Subtle Activism: ‘Supergroup’ Of Brooklyn Artists Cross The Middle Passage Via Camera Obscura

The term 'supergroup' may have been first coined to articulate dynamic collaborations between musicians. We can look to Cream and Wild Flag as some of the best examples. Enter the visual artist supergroup: a Brooklyn collaboration of Open Source Gallery and Vanderbilt Republic. Add the production assistance and curatorial support of The People Movers, and … Continue reading Subtle Activism: ‘Supergroup’ Of Brooklyn Artists Cross The Middle Passage Via Camera Obscura