PROSPERO'S ISLAND Benefit Unites Theater For A New Audience & Irondale Ensemble 7/15 In BKLYN
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by BWW News Desk
Theatre for a New Audience and Irondale Ensemble Project will unite for a mid-summer evening's bash to benefit both theatre companies' homes in the BAM Cultural District on Wednesday evening, July 15, at 6:30pm at The Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford Street (at Lafayette), in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Prospero's Island, as the event is titled, will feature some of Brooklyn's best local food, an open bar, raffle prizes, live musical performances by The Forthrights and DJ Smoke La Roq and a gallery of Brooklyn artists including Sam Ferri, Jacob Nelson, Diana Horowitz, and Tabla Rasa Gallery. Prospero's Island sponsors to date are Brooklyn Brewery, Partida Tequila, Sobieski Vodka and Deniz and Madia restaurants.
Tickets for the Prospero's Island fundraiser are $50 and $75 and may be purchased in advance online at www.tfana.org/brooklynsdreamers or www.irondale.org/events.html or by phone at 212-229-2819, ext 25.
Theatre for a New Audience, now entering its 30th season, intends to break ground for its Hugh Hardy-designed new home in the BAM Cultural District within the next year. The Irondale Center, in its 26th season, opened its BAM Cultural District home in the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church last year.
Theatre for a New Audience is the only American theatre to be invited not once, but twice to bring its productions of Shakespeare to Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company. Founded in 1979 by Jeffrey Horowitz, the Theatre's mission is to vitalize and develop the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama. The Theatre also created and runs the largest arts-in-education programs to introduce Shakespeare in NYC Public Schools to students from the fifth through twelfth grades. Now, after 30 years of itinerancy, the Theatre is building its first permanent home in the BAM Cultural District in Downtown Brooklyn. Inspired by the Cottlesloe Theatre of Britain's Royal National and designed by Hugh Hardy, it will be the finest intimate classical stage in New York City. For more information on Theatre for a New Audience's new home, click www.tfana.org/capital.
The Irondale Center is the permanent home of the Irondale Ensemble, a 26 year old Theater Company comprised of professional theater artists who have a commitment to creating theater and education programs that explore emerging themes in our society.The Center is also a multi-discipline laboratory for the work of other artists and companies. Ensemble members manage, and curate the Center, nurturing and presenting work that contributes to the cultural, social and educational life of the community. For more information please go to www.irondale.org and find out about our exciting 09-10 season and to find out about our great membership offers!