JACK ARTS, Inc.

  • NY

Address

505 1/2 Waverly Avenue
Brooklyn
NY
11238
United States

About Us

JACK is an OBIE-winning 50-seat performance venue founded in 2012 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn by theater-maker Alec Duffy and several co-founders. Our mission is to create radical access to the arts by presenting performance work that reflects the diversity of the city and by involving local residents in the creative process. Racial justice plays a large role in our efforts – our recent series, “Forward Ferguson,” featured a blend of arts and activism.  We present about 250 theater, music and dance performances a year and hold community forums on racial justice, gentrification, and police/community relations. 

JACK's original co-founders include Duffy, Mimi Lien, Steve Leffue, Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., Nikaury Rodriguez, Prentice Onayemi, Ike Ufomadu, Amy Laird Webb, Jennifer Kidwell and Andreea Mincic. OBIE Award-winning theater company Hoi Polloi is the resident company of JACK.  Stacy Grossfield is our curator of dance. Kevin Reilly, Cisco Bradley and Michael Foster help curate our music program, alongside others.

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