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MISSION STATEMENT

Actors and Directors Living in Brooklyn (AdLib) provides opportunities to actors, directors and other theater artists living in Brooklyn or willing to work in Brooklyn. We will present both existing works and new works by emerging playwrights.

Our goal is provide an environment where theater artists can come together to both practice their art and craft and to provide live theater to audiences in Brooklyn at an affordable price.

Working from our studio donated by a member, we can provide a cost free space for our artists to create and our audiences to experience that work.

For our artists, we will also present our work in other Boroughs, primarily Manhattan, in order to showcase their work to both Manhattan audiences and to agents, producers and other potential entities that may lead to paying jobs.

Although we will focus primarily on actors and directors, we will encourage the development of new plays by our playwright members.

For audiences in Brooklyn, we plan to offer admission by contribution so that no one will be deprived of live theater because they cannot afford a ticket.

After starting out in March 2010 with $25, a dream and a play reading of King Lear, AdLib, has evolved into a core group of actors and directors and produced its first fully staged Equity Showcase production of Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class in Manhattan. The play then ran from October 27th to November 13th at The Bridge Theatre (Thursday through Sunday at 8 PM [except for Sunday November 13th at 2 pm]; 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY) in the Fall of 2011.

We also develop new plays by Brooklyn playwrights. We are currently in production for a staged reading of King Lear and a full production of 4 new plays by Brooklyn playwright, Stella Maria Perry, at Studio 54 in Manhattan opening January 19, 2014.

Please consider making a donation by check to:
Actors and Directors Living in Brooklyn (AdLib)
604 5th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
All contributors will be acknowledged on our programming.