"The idea of theater is to create magic.  Possessing courage to allow an audience freedom to imagine is magic's main ingredient.  Brooklyn Quartet is one of those rare moments where magic and metaphor leap from the lips of characters too cool to be cliche, yet too true not to be believed."- reg e gaines (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk)


Directed by Stephen Bishop Seely

"There are no songs in BROOKLYN QUARTET, and very little poetry, but I hope it reads like a symphony, like a beautifully tragic opera, like Miles soloing over My Funny Valentine, like Keith Jarrett floating furiously in stream of consciousness improvisation, like a beautiful love story that is drowned in reality, dark like a night filled with a million stars and storms and it feels beautiful but just a little bit dangerous, and sad, and angry, and friendship, and loyalty, and narcissism, and trust, and pure, vast like the ocean, unadulterated love. I hope it reads like that." 


BROOKLYN QUARTET is about the resilience of the human spirit; that no matter what we do to one another, that we somehow find it in ourselves to forgive and to remain hopeful; that this is the most meaningful, powerful and important part of us; that this is what true love is, and that true love is the only thing that can save us.

Rock with reg e gaines (Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk) and artistic director of the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival, after the debut performance of Brooklyn Quartet.

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painting created by Alice Mizrachi