Fort Greene Theater Group Irondale Celebrates 35th Year With New Season of Work

Irondale Ensemble. Photo by Amanda Hinkle


    One of Brooklyn’s longest-running theater groups is celebrating its 35th year.

    Irondale, located at their performance space at 85 Oxford Street in Fort Greene since 2008, will launch their new season with the first of a trio of works by famed playwright Bertolt Brecht, presenting “The Life of Galileo” beginning on March 15.

    Directed by Jim Nieson, that will be followed by “Mother Courage and Her Children” in July and “The Good Person of Szechuan” in October. All three plays contribute to what Irondale is calling “Brecht in Exile,” a 2019 performance when they will present all three works back to back.

    Artistic Director Jim Niesen. Courtesy of Irondale Ensemble

    Artistic Director Jim Niesen. Courtesy of Irondale Ensemble

    As part of the new season, Irondale will also coproduce Vicki Tanner’s “Running Into Me,” an autobiographical solo performance that charts her coming of age as she makes her way from childhood in Compton, Calif., to New York City. It runs first from January 18 to 20, and once again from January 25 to 27.

    New Orleans-based theater company ArtSpot will also make a stop at Irondale this season with “Sea of Common Catastrophe,” which will run from June 21 to 30. Conceived, directed and designed by Jeff Becker, it focuses on the role artists play in gentrification and displacement of cities.

    For more information about the upcoming season, and to buy tickets, you can visit Irondale’s website.

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