In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards

IN THE FOOTPRINT tells the story of Brooklyn’s largest development project in history. The play examines the conflicts that erupted in the case of Atlantic Yards through to their current resolution in an attempt to discover how the fate of the city is decided in present-day New York and what can be learned from this ongoing saga of politics, money, and the places we call home. The play is constructed from interviews with real-life players in this Brooklyn epic, including local residents, business owners, opposition leader Daniel Goldstein, political leaders such as Letitia James and Marty Markowitz, activists, union members, and community leaders.
3F, 3M (Flexible)
90 minutes


Steve Cosson

Steve Cosson

Book Steve Cosson is a director, writer and Artistic Director of The Civilians. He’s developed original shows for TBS and ITV Entertainment, creator and host of the documentary musical podcast Let Me Ascertain You,...

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Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman

Music & Lyrics Michael Friedman’s credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Broadway and the Public Theater) Unknown Soldier, The Fortress of Solitude, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and...

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The Civilians

The Civilians

Creator Founded in 2001, The Civilians is dedicated to ambitious and exuberant new theater that creatively interrogates our lived experience, questions and tests the stories that shape our world, and awakens new thinking...

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"The company’s entertaining, insight-rich show about the controversial redevelopment plan in Brooklyn, restored my faith in the ability of theater artists to engage meaningfully with the world, here and now."

The New York Times

"Social theater at its best."

New York Magazine

"“Forget the bulldozers: In the Footprint proves that art can be groundbreaking too."

Time Out NY

"A powerful, multifaceted portrait."

Time Out Boston


1 Musician


Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

6 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Vocal Scores

This piano score includes all vocal parts. It can be used during the rehearsal process and during performance.

Promotional Resources

In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork


Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit


Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Production Resources

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

Digital PC or PV $50
Full Digital Orchestration Set $150


A digital file which adds production value to your show for background and setting changes. Details and pricing vary per title.

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Broadway Plus

A workshop experience in which a Broadway artist speaks and works with students in an educational setting through our partnership with Broadway Plus.

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Original art by Max Kaplun.