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December 7 - December 17
Leonie Bell with LOCAL GRANDMA

SchmidtSmithSchmidt is a matrilineal, dark humor landscape where, amongst other occurrences, a group of witches convene at the last sacred grove in the neighborhood to prepare a death party, a mother-daughter duo seek to find each other again amidst a long-kept secret, and an ancestral forest awaits a return. Choral song + pedestrian movement; performed in German, English, and Denglish.

ARL: Entomon

December 10
Aux Reading League

A young girl has a crippling fear of bugs; naturally, to cure her, she is sent on a long camping trip in the wood by her mother. Entomon is a dark comedy that you shouldn't miss!

How to Be in Front of People: Mastering the Art of Live Performance – 5 Week Intensive

November 21 - December 19
River L. Ramirez

This 5 week intensive will cover the basics of performance for performers and non performers alike. Open to Comedians, performance artists, teachers, doctors, all are welcome.

B.G.E. #2

December 16

Would Bowser rule the Mushroom Kingdom if Minions were at his disposal? If Toad got lobotomized, would blood, bone & brain matter come out, or spores? Would Shrek risk it all to be with Princess Peach? Questions to be explored at B.G.E., a Mario Party tournament at Brick Aux. 

Brick(Flix)End-Of-Year Party!

December 19

Preston Sturges on Remember the Night (note- it the last script he wrote before he started directing): "It had quite a lot of schmaltz , a good dose of schmerz and just enough schmutz to make it box office."

Totally Plucked: Solstice Edition

December 20
Daniel Shevlin

This winter solstice, from the icy depths of the shortest day of the year, comes Daniel Shevlin, in "Totally Plucked: Solstice Edition"!

The Saga of the Shining Emblem: Chapter XI

December 27
Matthew Schott

Brick Aux presents The Saga of the Shining Emblem: Chapter XI by Matthew Schott December 27, 2023 at Brick Aux – 628 Metropolitan Ave 8pm $10 A one-of-a-kind comedy show where YOU are the hero of your very own epic adventure! The Saga of the Shining Emblem is an improvised comedy show unlike any other. Each performance, one lucky audience member is selected to be the hero of their very own story, they are then guided through a totally improvised adventure with…

Squaring the Circle by Sean W MacNeil – Closing Party

December 29
Sean W. MacNeil

With SQUARING THE CIRCLE, Sean W. MacNeil uses a series of graphite on paper drawings to chart the conscious and unconscious stages of the epileptic seizures that have long plagued him.

The Exponential Festival Presents: Being Up in Here and All the Other Businesses that Don’t Concern You OR When You See a Buncha Black People Running, What Do You Do?

January 5 - January 13
Marissa Joyce Stamps

Being Up in Here… follows best friends Aaliyah and Eli who get magical running sneakers and run On Their Way, as far as space as near as Brownsville's GnM bodega, to reach The Final Destination where they're to meet Mama She. But, what happens when they make the unfamiliar familiar and run off course?

BARABALL – Opening Reception

January 6

BARABALL is a month-long festival of art and performance that is in conversation with the campy, surreal and queer world of Joey Merlo‘s play On Set with Theda Bara—back at The Brick this February! Produced by Transport Group and The Lucille Lortel Foundation, directed by Jack Serio and starring six-time Obi award winner David Greenspan.

The Exponential Festival Presents: Natural Studies

January 18 - January 20

thingNY return to the Brick with a rotating series of programs made up of Joseph White's You Against Nature, selections from Scratch Orchestra's Nature Study Notes, and a new collaboratively written piece for six performers.

The Exponential Festival Presents: Más que un Pétalo

January 23 - January 27
Salomé Egas

Más que un Pétalo (More than a Petal) is a multidisciplinary theatrical experience deconstructing the Ecuadorian immigrant experience in the United States. Using dance, theater, textile arts, music and stop-motion video, the performance invites audiences to see the immigration journey of a taxo flower, “Tauzhu Sisa”, an Ecuadorian native plant.

The Exponential Festival Presents: Admin Reveal: An Evening With Miss Lady Salad

January 25 - January 27
Shawn Escarciga (Miss Lady Salad) [Shawn Escarciga]

The veil between URL and IRL thins once more for ADMIN REVEAL. Darling internet pest and real life gayguy Miss Lady Salad welcomes f-slurs far and wide to journey through their valley of memes, celebrating three years of a meme-a-day (or 3) with a little talking, a little sharing, a little durational performance, 15mg of generic Lexapro, and a dream.

The Exponential Festival Presents: ten dreams of metamorphoses or me talk dirty someday

January 31 - February 3
Yuki Kawahisa

You are invited to Yuki’s world! Follow her on a wild solo ride across dreams, memories and *stories*. As you find that precious connection, deep intimacy we all seek from theatre, you might suddenly wonder “Can I actually trust this silly narrator?”, well, can you?

The Exponential Festival Presents: NERO – Rough Cut Screening

February 1
Kyoung’s Pacific Beat

NERO is a hybrid event that includes both a work-in-progress screening of this theatrical production followed by a panel discussion on arts journalism regarding pandemic art. The panel discussion will be a conversation between NERO artists and critics to be announced.

BARABALL – Closing Party

February 3

BARABALL is a month-long festival of art and performance that is in conversation with the campy, surreal and queer world of Joey Merlo‘s play On Set with Theda Bara—back at The Brick this February! Produced by Transport Group and The Lucille Lortel Foundation, directed by Jack Serio and starring six-time Obi award winner David Greenspan.

On Set with Theda Bara

February 6 - March 9
Joey Merlo

In this hallucination of a one-person show, a genderqueer teen who goes missing and their gay detective father come face-to-face with the supernatural and consciousness-devouring Theda Bara, the real-life vamp and silent film star of the 1920s. ON SET WITH THEDA BARA is part gothic coming-of-age story and part campy melodrama about identity consumption and the horror of not knowing who you are.

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The Brick Theater is a not-for-profit dedicated to developing and presenting the work of pioneering emerging artists and career experimenters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We are the artistic home for work that pushes boundaries and spans the ever-evolving spectrum of performing arts, theatre, dance, video, virtual reality, and visual arts. By nurturing emerging artists, sustaining ongoing relationships with frequent collaborators, and removing financial barriers for artists to create work, we create a diverse, accessible, and inclusive artistic community for the city’s most daring artists. We welcome adventurous audiences with low-cost and sliding-scale ticket prices to make performances accessible to all.

Founded in 2002, The Brick has established itself as an essential experimental venue for the production of compelling, new, high-quality work. As a vital part of the New York artistic community, we present 250-300 live performances per year at our two spaces, The Brick and Brick Aux, and welcome over 10,000 audience members each year.

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