Free ticket policy in 2023
The Space at Irondale
85 S Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
In the decades after the Revolutionary War the anti-slavery movement gained ground in New York City, and Brooklyn became home to one of the largest concentrations of anti-slavery activists in the entire United States.
Through original songs, developed by its ensemble cast/creators, Color Between the Lines takes a deep dive through the people and places that shaped the borough of Brooklyn, and recognizes the history of the community, its struggles, its victories, and its evolution to become the borough we know today.
On February 4th, Irondale will present live performances, excerpts, and discussion around their 2012 original production of Color Between the Lines – a work created as part of In Pursuit of Freedom, a collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Weeksville Heritage Center, this musical theater piece was devised by eight members of the Irondale ensemble and explores the abolitionist struggle in Brooklyn.
This was the first major public history project to tell the unknown story of Brooklyn’s abolitionists and it celebrates the unknown, ordinary people who did extraordinary things in perilous times.
You can also purchase the CD with the original songs to Color Between the Lines. Visit our store here.
In honor of Irondale’s 40th anniversary, admission is free to all.
Your gift will support: the next big Ensemble production, our Youth Programs and To Protect, Serve and Understand - the groundbreaking program where police officers and civilians learn to communicate through theatre. And because we believe that art is so necessary to the life and health of a community, we are making all tickets to Irondale productions FREE in 2023.
Help Irondale celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a gift that ensures the future of our mission.
Please make a tax-deductible donation to Irondale today.