By Charles Quittner
On January 1, Williamsburg’s The Brick Theater welcomed Theresa Buchheister as its new Artistic Director. Founded by Michael Gardner in 2002, The Brick has been North Brooklyn’s home for eclectic works and experimental plays—ones so unique they’ve even starred my dog. Since taking over, Buchheister has stepped up with bolder and more focused programming, but that all changed once COVID—and revolution—hit. Now, The Brick is an outpost for protestors and the houseless community.
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By Dot Armstrong
Luckily, Out of An Abundance of Caution is here to challenge our collective attention span. Volume 27 offered three inventive, evocative works tracing the contours of bodies past and present, along with a running dialogue about the themes of the evening via Twitch’s live chat feature. Host Maya Sharpe expertly ran the livestream and infused the event with vigor, whimsy, and synonyms.
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By Adam R. Burnett
Here’s what we know so far…
In 1929, after securing approval from the Eurasian Confederated Socialist States (ECSS), 700 “pioneers” were relocated to passing Comet P41. Leading up to the deployment of the First Generation, the comet was prepared through missions that shaped the landscape for human use.
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By Nicole Serratore
More wackiness ensued in the comedic play, Jupiter (Exponential), written by comedy troupe Simple Town. They imagined what would happen if the police infiltrated a group of anarchists by literally embedding themselves in the walls.
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By Kevin Duggan
And those in the mood for a lighthearted laugh should check out “Catches No Flies,” a comedic dance performance by Lisa Fagan, featuring bad ventriloquism, a dolphin trainer living her dream, inclement weather, and a sardine escaped from the can.
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By Oriana Leckert
See the bleeding edge of theater at the Exponential Festival, a month-long extravaganza focused on emerging artists and experimental performance. Some highlights: Good and Noble Beings, an adaptation of Deleuze and Guattari’s poststructuralist text A Thousand Plateaus mashed up with memoir and radical reimaginings;
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With Helen Shaw
Helen Shaw, theater critic at New York Magazine, joins for our ongoing “Review/Preview” series with a rundown of what to check out at the many theater festivals taking place in NYC in January.
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With Will Gleason
Time Out New York’s Will Gleason highlights the start to a whole new year of NYC happenings, including the annual 50 First Jokes show, Brooklyn’s Exponential Festival and bull riding at Madison Square Garden.
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