Close readers of this blog will know that I have an idea for an event around the changing face of New York City under Mayor Bloomberg. So I was pleased to hear about The Civilians’ upcoming production, BROOKLYN AT EYE LEVEL, which looks at New York City’s “changing neighborhoods” via theater, dance and music. A bit different from my idea for certain but a good one nonetheless.
The Civilians‘ mission is “to forge links between theater and society and to support projects and initiatives that stimulate the audience’s participation in public culture.”
And in the spirit of the event, tickets reserved in advance are free! And at the door, it is Pay-What-You-Can.
Dates: Thursday, December 4th at 8 p.m., Friday, December 5th at 8 p.m., Saturday, December 6th at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday, December 7th at 3 p.m.
Brooklyn is CHANGING (and fast!)
From debates over Atlantic Yards to the construction of high-rise condos, the future of central Brooklyn is being decided right now. The Civilians investigate—at eye level—the people and places that make this place what it is and what it will be.
The performance takes its inspiration from interviews with the real life players in the story of Brooklyn: residents both old and new, community activists, developers, politicos and others.
Presented by The Civilians, in collaboration with Urban Bush Women and Michael Hill’s Blues Mob, along with local youth. Each performance followed by discussions with special guests and community activists.
BROOKLYN AT EYE LEVEL
December 4 – 7, 2008 * The Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn (next to Park Slope)
Trains: M,R to Union St. or 2,3,4,5,N,B,Q to Atlantic
Limited seating! Click here to reserve seats or call 212-730-2019
The Brooklyn Lyceum is a former Public Bath House and has been remade into a venue for music, theatre, events, comedy, sports, films, and more.