Outdoor Brecht Performance


Sunday, August 28, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

performance drawing

Join Interference Archive and local theater makers for a public dress rehearsal performance of the Brecht learning play The Measures Taken on August 28th at 6pm.

Where: Outside the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse on Bond street and 2nd street dead end (along the Canal)

The Measures Taken

After mounting a successful revolution, four political agitators report back to their party leader and reveal that in the course of struggle they had to execute their young comrade. In order to explain themselves they stage a play. In The Measures Taken, Bertolt Brecht leads us to question the nature of violence, solidarity, and sacrifice, as we follow the four agitators’ mission to spread propaganda, incite communist revolution, and overthrow the evils of a capitalist society.

This production of The Measures Taken has sought to use Brecht’s learning play as a way to engage folks in the movement and discuss its  highly relevant issues, from the role of unions in revolutionary work to the complexity of vanguardism. During the Spring of 2022, this show was performed in public parks and activist spaces throughout NYC including collaborations with Brooklyn Eviction Defense, Club A, the Gym and DSA North Brooklyn. They will be performing Labor Day weekend in Chicago as part of Haymarket’s upcoming Socialism Conference 2022.