Investigates the history of Brooklyn's three best-known performing arts institutions: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC), and St. Ann's Center for Restoration and the Arts. This work establishes the cultural history and social context in which these three performing arts institutions developed and thrived.
Barbara Parisi is professor and chair of Communications Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus. Robert Singer is professor of English, Kingsborough, CUNY.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1 The Brooklyn Academy of Music Chapter 5 2 Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Chapter 6 3 St. Ann's Center for Restoration in the Arts Chapter 7 4 Conclusion: Brooklyn's Challenge Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 Index Chapter 10 About the Authors