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The Irondale Center presents Strike Anywhere

Same River

February 23 - March 3, 2012

Same River is an improvised, interdisciplinary performance based on interviews with local residents about “fracking”. Strike Anywhere (SA) uses the collected information and personal stories to create a high-quality, improvised performance with social and political significance. The goal of the project is to provide a forum for meaningful dialogue, empathy, awareness and local action.

Including live music, modern dance, physical theater, and video, this improvised show will be different every night. Following each show, there will be a tightly facilitated town-hall discussion on the issues the piece presents. Experts from United For Action will be on hand to propel the conversation.

Audience members will experience a visual art installation upon entry to the theater. The artwork is the result of an intensive residency at nearby Brooklyn High School for the Arts with the science, theater and technical-theater classes. Art work will also be developed during a community art-making day for families on February 11 at 2:00 PM at Irondale Center’s Big Box of Distractions (ages 6 and up).

Same River

February 23 - March 3 | 8 PM
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This production made possible with funds from The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund and The Clean Air-Cool Planet Fund.

Production made possible through Irondale's Emerging Artist Space Subsidy Grant
with funding from the Booth Ferris Foundation, Brooklyn Community Foundation,
and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.