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JACK is an OBIE-winning performance meets civic space located at 20 Putnam Ave in Brooklyn. JACK is led by Co-Directors Jordana De La Cruz and Skye E. Kowaleski. We present over 80 theater, music and dance performances a year and hold community conversations on issues of importance to our neighborhood.

JACK's original co-founders include Alec Duffy, Mimi Lien, Steven Leffue, Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., Nikaury Rodriguez, Prentice Onayemi, Ike Ufomadu, Amy Laird Webb, Jennifer Kidwell and Andreea Mincic.

JACK was founded to create a space for performance that serves as a connection point for multiple communities — a space where individuals from different backgrounds come together, create art, and speak their truth.

We see the role of an arts space to also be a community space, and we connect neighbors not only through performances, but also through conversations on issues of importance. 

With whatever we’re sharing — performances, community forums, mutual aid — our aim is to move people to think and feel differently. The programming at JACK is not “safe” — it is not designed for comfort, but rather to challenge our community with work that is intentional, urgent, and adventurous. We want to inspire conversation, reflection and action.


Located in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

20 Putnam Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11238

Between Grand Ave and Downing St.


Subway Directions:

Take the C train to the Clinton-Washington avenue stop, or for an accessible station,

take the C train/Shuttle to the Franklin Ave stop (this station has an elevator).

JACK is fully ADA compliant for wheelchair and mobility access needs.

JACK is happy to offer a range of accommodations for our community including: wheelchair access, wheelchair storage, one ADA compliant restroom, and we welcome service animals. Don’t see what you need? Send us a message at

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