brooklynONE : The History
From Tom Kane (Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus)
"On November 13, 1993, a dream was born.
We had just completed the final performance of The Life & Times Of Matthew Ryan, my first play, and after the emotional farewells to the cast and crew, I slept like a baby.
I dreamt of a place where artists were free to write, direct, star, sing, and make poetry to perform to throngs of uplifting gormandizers....
Then I woke up. Went to work on Wall Street.
Thirteen years and seven plays later:
BrooklynONE was born. March 19, 2006
Two very important dates. November 13 is when Felix Ungar was asked to remove himself from his place of residence (that request came from his wife) and March 19 is Anthony Marino's birthday. I said to him on birthday #24... "let's start our own theater company... we'll call it BrooklynONE."
So, the youngest member of the cast of Matthew Ryan and the author of said play became partners in the land of my dreams from 13 years ago... AND AWAY WE GO
"Let the play begin" ---
We are... BrooklynONE