Greenpointers: Thursday Spotlight: Meet The Brick’s New Artistic Director, Theresa Buchheister

By Billy McEntee

Theresa Buchheister is a successful artist because she is a generous one; through multiple festivals and off-the-beaten-path venues, clandestine locales and dive hives, she has created myriad opportunities for creators of various stripes to express themselves and their craft. How fitting that she should rise to be The Brick’s new Artistic Director.

The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue) has long been a haven for comediennes, interpreters of classics, and everything in between. Now, Theresa — founder of the lauded and Brooklyn-based Exponential Festival — takes her vast producorial and artistic know-how to Williamsburg’s vital and ever-evolving destination for cutting-edge theatrical experience. Get to know this indefatigable artist in this week’s Thursday Spotlight!

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NY Times: Still Aiming to Confound, a Scrappy Venue Turns a Page

By Helen Shaw

A wedding-dress-wearing alien beams onstage. A robot D.J. visits from Planet Nubian. A man tries to sell us a baggie of sour cream. And a pop star strips off his Pierrot outfit — a backward suit jacket and a tulle ruff — and sings “Heeeey” over and over.

Everything is heightened! But also confusing? That’s because you’re at the scrappy Brooklyn venue the Brick, watching the ?! New Works Festival — also known as Interrobang.

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