The Civilians: Let Me Ascertain You: Atlantic Yards
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The Civilians presents its next cabaret evening at Joe’s Pub, Let Me Ascertain You: Atlantic Yards. This one-night-only performance is dedicated to The Civilians’ multi-year investigation into the controversial Atlantic Yards development project. Civilians’ artists will perform songs and monologues taken from interviews with Brooklyn residents, business owners, community activists, politicians, students, and many others. Using material gathered for the company’s critically-acclaimed presentation of Brooklyn at Eye Level in 2008, along with new interviews about the most current events, Let Me Ascertain You: Atlantic Yards explores the many voices of an urban community facing industrial-sized growing pains.
Atlantic Yards will be the focus of a new Civilians’ work, In the Footprint, which will premiere at the Irondale Center in Fort Greene later this fall, so be sure to catch this advance showing of some of this material.
Photo Credit: Alix Lambert