These four brilliant young women spent their summers learning...
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"I have been doing Shakespeare since I was a nine-year-old kid in Bushwick... Brooklyn Gypsies is dedicated to making sure kids in our neighborhoods have access to quality arts education. Everyone deserves an opportunity to enjoy Shakespeare's brilliant plays... "
-Modesto "Flako" Jimenez
BKG Founder and Teacher
"I recommended [Shake On The Block] to my daughter Maya who will be attending Lehman College for Musical Theater. To hear her express excitement and appreciation for Flako's honesty and professionalism was great. I didn't expect anything less... She also stated that he was fun while still teaching them and allowing them to be part of the creative aspect of the program."
-Mario "Ponce" Pagan
Father of 2016 SOTB Graduate Maya Pagan
"Brooklyn Gypsies also has some awesome educational outreach programs for kids which are pretty special. I've really enjoyed the opportunities I've gotten to take part in them."
- Deidrea on getting involved with BKG education
Actress/BKG Project Coordinator/Arts Educuator
"I like being involved with BKG because it is a positive community of theater makers, poets, performers, musicians, and designers from diverse backgrounds."
-Deidrea on what makes BKG special
"I think there's a kind of raw energy, truthfulness, and good spirit to BKG shows that you just can't beat. I always feel inspired to continue growing as an artist and performer."
- Deidrea on how BKG has affected her as a professional artist