I caught two of Target Margin Theater’s set of Russian-inspired performances at the Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn recently. The Bushwick Starr is a non-profit place for performance, dance and puppetry in Brooklyn. You could almost miss the door walking down Starr Street, unless you knew it was there. Up the old wooden steps and inside the theater, the space was overflowing with people from the community in the hallway and at a tiny bar, waiting for the show.
Symbolic, ironic, bawdy, psychological – the productions were most of all, alive. The show was sold-out the night I went. The vocal and responsive, young audience overflowed onto the stairs between the rows of seats. Yes, theater is definitely growing in Brooklyn. Continue reading