Oculus - Fall 2014 - (Page 26)

feature The Play's the Thing Measure for measure, the Theatre for a New Audience's new Polonsky Shakespeare Center is perfect for classic drama BY C LA IRE WILS O N T Moreover, the borough was nowhere near the hipster mecca and cultural beacon it is now. Fast forward to October 2013, when TFANA finally settled into the gleaming new Polonsky Shakespeare Center (PSC), designed by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture. After more than three decades as an itinerant company with no permanent home and no affordable possibilities in Manhattan, the TFANA found the trajectory less than smooth, with multiple false starts, ©Francis Dzikowski/Esto ©Tktktk o be, or not to be - in Downtown Brooklyn? That was the question Jeffrey Horowitz, founding director of Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), asked himself when Harvey Lichtenstein, revered visionary of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, suggested he move the company to the BAM Cultural District, which was only just germinating. Horowitz knew there were few Brooklyn subscribers on the rolls at TFANA, whose specialty is Shakespeare and classical theater, and, well, it was 1996. 26 Oculus Fall 2014 Culture and the City

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Fall 2014

Letter From the President
Letter From the Editor
Center for Architecture
Fair Shake
Opener: Making Culture, Making Place
Exemplary Expansion
A Showcase for History and Heritage
Hanging Out With Art
Let’s Get Visible
The Play’s the Thing
More Than Meets the Eye in a New Brooklyn Park
Musicians’ Magnet
Power to the People
Branching Out
Subterranean Subtexts at the National 9/11 Memorial Museum
In Print
8-Year Watch
Last Words
Index to Advertisers

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