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In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards

The Civilians :: Boston debut

Atlantic Yards Play Clip

“In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards is Social Theater At Its Best.” — New York Magazine

The Civilians presents the culmination of a long-term investigation of the controversial Atlantic Yards development project in Brooklyn and its effect on neighborhood and community.

"Clear evidence of evolution in the world of modern theater. Miss it and weep.” — Time Out New York

This lively presentation of theatre, dance and music draws inspiration from interviews with the real life players in the story of a divided borough: residents both old and new, community activists, developers and politicos. The Civilians will present this dramatic story using actual words from the interviews, showing many sides of this multifaceted issue and the process behind one of the largest urban developments in the country. Far from an indictment of the project, Atlantic Yards examines how the conflicts erupted, where the process went wrong, what is at the heart of urban communities, and what can be learned from the debates of the last seven years.

“The company’s entertaining, insight-rich show about the controversial redevelopment plan in Brooklyn, restored my faith in the ability of theater artists to engage meaningfully with the world, here and now.” — New York Times



01.22 following the 2pm matinee

Post-performance discussion with the cast

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Paramount Black Box






Running Time:

90 minutes

Read the Reviews:

"Makes the issues come alive..."

"This is populism you can hum along to."
— Boston Globe