Welcome to Irondale

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Murrow’s Boys

December 6 | Friday – 7:30pm

The Irondale Ensemble revisits Murrow’s Boys, a devised theater piece from 2011, that uses the words and adventures of these intrepid reporters to investigate the questions: Is news important today, where do we get it, and why should it matter?

“How does art take on a world in which facts have become irrelevant, in which the President of the United States lies with impunity, and in which the plethora of damning information seems to fall on deaf ears to a world that has become numbingly inured to what is taking place?”

To Protect, Serve and Understand™ – Round 8

December 13-14 | Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm

Come witness our police officers and civilians coming together to sing, talk and improvise during the public performances of TPSU™’s 8th round.

This project is the continuous effort of Irondale, with the support from the NYPD, to bridge the gap between the groups and to build understanding and empathy.

The Good Soul of Setzuan

January 29 – February 22 | Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30pm 

The second production of our “Brecht in Exile” series is coming up in 2020!

After visiting Galileo last year, it only seem right in our political climate today, we explore the The Good Soul of Setzuan. The play will be performed as a fable and begin to question how can you remain a good person in a corrupt world?

On Women Festival 2020

March 2 – 17 | Submit your show for consideration

This coming year, Irondale Center in Brooklyn is excited to announce a new and improved format for our festival.

The 2020 edition of On Women Festival will consist of two Main Stage productions during the first two weeks, with each show running exclusively in the space from Wednesday-Saturday, and a series of Workshop productions across the third week.

Submissions deadline: December 1st, 2019.

Who we Are

We are a theater of people, an ensemble of citizen/artists, not an institution.

We exist to make important, challenging, demanding and, above all, entertaining theatre and we have been doing it since 1983.

What we Do

We are committed to taking on “impossible” projects, on stage and in the community. The kind that scare us a little bit and challenge us a lot. We present work that speaks to what is happening in the world now—today, no matter when it was written.

We reach out to the extended community of international theatre-makers, and pass on the torch through learning and community engagement programs. These are  designed to ensure that this very important venture becomes as significant to the next generation of artists, of collaborators, of audiences and of citizens, as it is to us.

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What our Audiences are Saying

Just walking into this creative space filled me with energy, reminded me of the need for such spaces in our communities, and caused me to pause and reflect on the"possible." Irondale Center through dialogue invests time talent and resources into a vision of community that is contagious!

...a place where audiences and artists matter.

Beautiful space. Great community driven programming. A gem of a theatre.

Irondale is an innovative, community centered theater really is by visionary leadership. They make great shows. They're good people. Go see their stuff.

We experience a great pleasure every time we have come to Irondale . Irondale is a celebration of the art and humanity.

Our Programs

Irondale offers a variety of learning and program opportunities.  We are constantly looking for ways to bring all of the programmatic pieces, including the various educational programs, into a closer and more unified entity. Much of this can already be seen in our various projects. The school programs, after school classes, the young company, our  program  and the police/community project To Protect Serve and Understand are all led by Irondale actors and artists. 

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What happens at Irondale transforms peoples’ ideas about what theater is, what it means and what it does. You know how much we depend on you. You, our audience, our friends, the families of the students we teach, provide the vital fuel we need to keep pushing boundaries-on the stage or in the street.

Whatever you feel comfortable giving goes a long way towards keeping the stage lights lit and the creative juices flowing, Whether you have been with us since 1983 or you just came on board for 1599, we are proud to have your support. Come with us into season 35. There are great things in store.

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