BkONE Productions will bring ROMEO + JULIET to Industry City, Brooklyn
brooklynONE productions (bkONE) is bringing back its Brooklyn Shakespeare Festival in style! After playing their last in 2019, they are bringing Shakespeare back to an exciting new location!
“Getting an opportunity to bring our festival back was huge, but a chance to bring it to Industry City, to Sunset Park, is beyond anything we could have imagined.” Said Anthony Marino, founder/artistic director of bkONE, as well as the producer and co-director of the productions. “We made some breakthroughs with the team at Industry City, and they thought bringing an outdoor Shakespeare performance to their campus was a no-brainer. You can feel the artist’s energy there, we are delighted to add to it.”
bkONE founded the Brooklyn Shakespeare Festival in 2013 to bring the NYC Outdoor Shakespeare tradition to lower Brooklyn neighborhoods. Previously it was held at Owls Head Park with great success. The move to Industry City allows productions additional lighting, sound and production benefits, while providing audiences with all of the food, beverage and retail options located in Industry City, including Hometown BBQ.
“We are also fortunate to be sponsored by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, and with their support we will be able to do what we never could have done in the past at the park, put a microphone and lights on our actors. alone is a huge It’s also the first time we’ve offered more than one day of performances, we’ll be there all summer long,” continued Anthony Marino. (Douglas Elliman Park Trail)
“Industry City’s Outdoor Courtyards have been a haven for New Yorkers to shop and eat locally while enjoying the outdoors,” said Jim Somoza, CEO and Partner of Industry City. “We’re thrilled to bring people back for the Brooklyn Shakespeare Festival, giving them the opportunity to witness incredible performances of one of history’s most famous plays.”
Roméo + Juliette will present 2 shows per month in June, July and August. All shows will be held at Bandshell in Courtyard 1/2 in Industry City Brooklyn. Come and enjoy an energetic, fast-paced and passionate version of history, while enjoying the fun, atmosphere and culture of the Industry City campus. Food and beverages will be available during the show, by Hometown BBQ.
The event begins June 22 at 6 p.m. at Industry City Courtyard 1/2, 254 36th Street, Brooklyn. Tickets can be purchased prior to performances at www.bkone.org or the day of the event.
Performance days: 22, 28 June. July 20, 22 and August 9, 17. All shows at 6 p.m.
ABOUT ROMEO + JULIET
Romeo + Juliet is directed by Anthony Marino and Stephanie Sottile. The cast includes: Tyler Ayala-Vantassel, Brendan Catan, Erech Holder-Hetmeyer, Nicole Ashley Franz, Eric Parness, Joanna Connelly, Steven Fazzolari, Jolee Cohen, John Mazurek, Emily Gallagher, Brandon Manderville, Emily Missud and Isaiah Rothstein.
bkONE productions was founded in 2006 as a haven for new, daring, alternative and experimental works. With a focus on collective work, artistic process and community activism, brooklynONE continues to cultivate stimulating work and mentor new and emerging artists of all ages and skill levels. brooklynONE maintains a residency in south Brooklyn, having had its work produced across Brooklyn and Manhattan. bkONE can be found online at bkONE.org and on Instagram @bkONE_productions.
city of industry is a 6 million square foot mixed-use complex comprised of 16 buildings covering 35 acres on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The property’s ownership – led by Belvedere Capital, Jamestown and Angelo Gordon & Co. – is transforming the complex, while cultivating a diverse mix of tenants that merges today’s booming innovation economy with manufacturing tradition and craftsmanship. To date, the transformation has included more than $450 million in infrastructure improvements, the addition of destination courses, experiential restaurants, retail and other amenities, and entertainment programming. ‘events. This work paves the way for a vibrant and diverse community of forward-thinking companies that support well-paying jobs for workers of all skill levels and experience. Since the new partnership was forged in August 2013, employment at Industry City-based companies has grown from 1,900 to 8,500 jobs today. www.industrycity.com.