Welcome to Irondale
What’s on Jim’s Mind
Every week on our newsletter
Jim Niesen, Irondale’s co-founder and Artistic Director, shares a weekly letter with our community with whatever is on his mind that day!
April 23, 2020
The Irondale Ensemble project celebrated the Bard’s 456th birthday in great style with a Sonnet Marathon! We had over 100 participants sharing their favorite sonnets with us and some quarantine stories, including some very special guests!
The 1599 Project
May 28 – June 18 | Thursdays at 7pm
The Irondale Ensemble is re-imagining their critically acclaimed mega-text through a 4-part virtual series, streaming live: Henry V on May 28, Julius Caesar on June 4, As You Like It on June 11, and Hamlet on June 18.
For the health and safety of our community,
The Irondale Center is currently CLOSED.
- American Theatre – Irondale Ensemble Project Announces 2019-20 Season
- Broadway World – Irondale Presents Politically Charged 2019-2020 Season in Brooklyn
- May 14, 2020 – Terry Greiss interview on COOL PEOPLE DOING AWSOME THINGS – Watch it here!
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.
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.”
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.
Support our Cause
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.