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Brooklyn’s Experimental Frontiers: A Performance Geography

"Brooklyn’s Experimental Frontiers: A Performance Geography” TDR: The Drama Review 58:3 (August 2014): 97-123.

In the early 21st century, Williamsburg and Bushwick—two Brooklyn neighborhoods—became home to a glut of experimental performance venues. The location, neighborhoods colloquially called “frontiers,” suggests that this avantgarde’s experimentation demanded geographic poverty—peripheral, deindustrialized areas where neoliberal policy and racism obscured existing meanings of place.

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