February 4th, 2023

7:30 PM

Behind the Scenes and Between the Lines

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The Space at Irondale

85 S Oxford Street

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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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.


We are delighted to celebrate our 40th Anniversary Galanand to honor Irondale Founder and Carnegie Mellon University Professor, Barbara Mackenzie-Wood and the Children of Ukraine, who continue to find light and joy in dark times.

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Phone: (718) 488.9233Fax: (718)
85 South Oxford Street
Fort Greene, Brooklyn 11217

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