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To Protect, Serve, and Understand VI: Rehearsal

December 12, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Irondale Center

85 S Oxford St.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Corner of Lafayette and S. Oxford Streets

2, 3, 4, 5, N, R, Q, B, D, LIRR to Atlantic Avenue, G to Fulton Street, C to Lafayette Avenue


To Protect, Serve and Understand continues with a fifth round of workshops and public performances.

In 2015 Irondale invited the New York Police Department to join them in developing a community program that would use theatrical improvisation to build communication and empathy between officers and the communities they are charged to protect and serve. Over a period of ten weeks, seven officers and seven community members come together to eat, talk, and play together. They learn to improvise, tell their own stories, and “step into each other’s shoes.” The workshops culminate in original and spontaneous public performances that show what can come from mutual trust and empathetic understanding.