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Organization Name
The Bushwick Starr
About Us
The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning non-profit theater that presents an annual Season of new work in theater, dance, and puppetry. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance. The Bushwick Starr’s mission is to help ambitious artists and ambitious audiences find each other. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate. We are also a neighborhood playhouse, serving our Bushwick, Brooklyn community’s diverse artistic needs and impulses.
We Participate Because
Our annual program, Big Green Theater, came out of a desire to create a program that brought local kids into our theater and offer them a unique and interactive learning opportunity in the neighborhood. While attending monthly meetings with our local Community Board 4, we noticed a desire for improved neighborhood conditions both in terms of environment and health issues within the community. This echoed our own interest in sustainable living as a model in our theater; values that are represented by our hydroponic roof-top garden, our use of recycled/green cleaning and building supplies, and the fact that our electricity is supplied by sustainable sources like wind and hydro power. One of our goals at The Bushwick Starr is to create opportunities for arts education in Bushwick where there is a need for creativity-based programs inside and outside of our local schools. We believe that arts organizations like ourselves have a responsibility to invest in future generations by providing them not only with first hand experience in creative endeavors, but with opportunities for artistic expression.