NYC VIBE – A View From The Bridge
July 2018 – On the Brooklyn side of the New York Harbor, a once decrepit barge is now a performance space and the home to a run of Arthur Miller’s “A View From the Bridge”. The production is being put on by The Brave New World Repertory Theatre.
“A View From the Bridge” is Arthur Miller’s 1955 classic play about an immigrant family coming apart, set against the backdrop of gritty Red Hook, Brooklyn. To make it all the more real, audiences saw it where the story itself unfolded, right here on the docks of Red Hook. Where better to put on a play about a dock worker than on a real New York City Barge!
The Brave New World Repertory Theatre would not exist without the support and assistance of the main New York City Theatre Companies, such as the Manhattan Theatre Club – which provides rehearsal space, and advises the group on marketing and ticket prices.
Claire Beckman acts in “A View From the Bridge” along with her role as the Artistic Director of the Brave New World Repertory Theatre, whose emphasis has always been on “real world” staging. The Brave New World Repertory Theatre Company has found unique spaces for years to host their classic productions – creatively using the best locations Brooklyn has to offer.
The company earned its reputation of delivering unexpectedly immersive works to communities all around Brooklyn – starting with its 2005 production of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, presented on the front porches and sidewalks of a tree-lined Ditmas Park street. Other work included “On The Waterfront” on a Brooklyn barge that toured the waterfronts of New York Bay – “The Tempest” on the beach and boardwalk in Coney Island – and “The Crucible” by lantern light for two weeks at The Old Stone House in Park Slope. Based in Brooklyn, Brave New World Repertory has been a featured favorite of Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park bandshell, presenting acclaimed productions of “Fahrenheit 451” – “The Great White Hope” and “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” based on Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”.