Current Projects


July – August 2018

Irene Kapustina: Inter-generational Immigrant Project
Community: Senior Immigrants and Youth in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Organization: Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst (JCHB), The Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Program and Youth and Family Services , Brooklyn, NY

In our inter-generational project older adults and young people work side by side to create an original piece of theatre that explores their individual and shared history. The topic of our exploration is “family relics.” Using object and physical theatre, and improvisation, the project participants share their memories, experiences, beliefs, and dreams with each other and the wider Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst community.


2017 – Present (on-going program)

Irene Kapustina: Professional Development for Organizations and Practitioners
Community: Various
Organization: Various educational, community, and public institutions and private organizations

Workshops offer new techniques and participant centered tools and strategies to organizations that wish to diversify their tools of engagement with their staff and community.  The workshop equips employees and staff with unique interactive and performance art techniques to address the needs of their colleagues, clients, and communities.

2017 – Present (on-going program)

Irene Kapustina: Lost and GuidedRefugee Community Platform Building through Drama
Community: Various
Organization: Various educational, community, and public institutions and private organizations

This community workshop grew out of Lost and Guided, a play based on real life stories of refugees in the United States, and is designed to spread knowledge and awareness of the Syrian conflict and to develop an empathetic understanding of displaced populations among the American public. Through a series of interactive activities, the participants read, explore, and experience those stories together. The workshop offers an opportunity for connection, reflection, play, and activism.


2016 – Present (on-going program)

Irene Kapustina: Senior Immigrant Theatre and Community Building Workshop
Community: Senior Immigrants in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Organization: Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst (JCHB), The Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Program, Brooklyn, NY

The goal of the Senior Theatre Club at the “Good Neighbors” NNORC JCH Program is to promote expression, community building, and collaborative spirit. We use theatre to motivate and inspire ourselves to stay active, social, curious, and engaged! In our sessions we learn various theatre techniques, improvise, and explore literature in order to create original performances, which we eagerly share with our families and the JCH community at the end of each semester!