Staff

Theresa Buchheister (Artistic Director) (Dude Judy) is a Kansan New Yorker and founder and co-director of Title:Point, founder and Artistic Director of The Exponential Festival,  and co-founder of Vital Joint. Theresa directs, produces, performs, curates, facilitates and writes for theatre and theatre-adjacent performance realms. theresa@bricktheater.com

Ryan William Downey (Associate Artistic Director)is an actor, playwright, musician and co-director of Title:Point. He also serves on the curatorial team for Exponential Festival, is the co-founder of Vital Joint, provides voices for Pokemon film and television series and is a member of Brooklyn drug-punk band Chat Logs. ryan@bricktheater.com

Travis Just (Associate Artistic Director)is a composer and co-director of performance group Object Collection. He was a curator at Incubator Arts Project/Ontological-Hysteric Theater at St. Mark’s Church from 2008-2014. travis@bricktheater.com

Harrison David Rivers (Fiction Podcast Resident) is the winner of the 2018 Relentless Award for the bandaged place. His other plays include When Last We Flew (GLAAD Media Award, Sweet (AUDELCO nom), Where Storms Are Born (Berkshire Theatre Award nom, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award), Five Points (MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work), This Bitter Earth (Jeff nom for Best Production, MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work) and To Let Go and Fall (Theatre Latte Da). Harrison has received McKnight and Many Voices Jerome Fellowships, a Van Lier Fellowship, an Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship and New York Stage & Film’s Founders’ Award.

Teresa Braun (Gender-F*ckery and Drag Curator) (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist who creates drag performances, videos, and interactive installations inspired by their Mennonite upbringing, queer theory, pop culture, and historical archetypes. They challenge white fragility and binary notions of gender through multiple performance identities including Egregious Philbin (gender-fuck, shape-shifting alien), Peter Funk (far-right future POTUS) and Paul TERROR (wrestling extraordinaire). They are an adjunct professor in the Art & Design program at Montclair State University, a member of AWFUL Wrestling, and are thrilled to join the BRICK2020 team.

Yuki Kawahisa (Performance Curator) is a native of Japan, an immigrant with an artist green card, is an actor, theatre creator, performing artist. She moved to New York in 2005, and actively performing her own works and others ever since. She has worked with world acclaimed directors like Robert Wilson and Richard Forman, appeared in many experimental, tour-de-force, downtown theatre pieces in New York, and have performed internationally in Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Indonesia and Japan. Info at yukikawahisa.com

Alyse Lamb (Music Curator) is a musician, actor, writer, and costume designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the singer/guitarist of the fiery duo Parlor Walls, co-founder of the art collective Famous Swords, and a member of the experimental theater company Title:Point. Alyse holds her degree in musical composition and has used it to make numerous fashionable leotards.

Justin Linville (Comedy Curator) is an actor and comedian from San Antonio, Texas living in Brooklyn. Justin has received training from Herbert Berghof Studio, The Annoyance Theater and ColdTowne Theatre. You can see his work on What We Do in the Shadows, Crashing, The Chris Gethard Show, Earwolf, and live all over Brooklyn.

Nicolás Noreña (Dance Curator) is is a Colombian theater maker based in Brooklyn. He is the artistic director of The Million Underscores, an experimental theater company with which he has directed and developed original pieces that have been performed at Target Margin Theater, The Brick, Vital Joint, Triskelion, CAVE and MoMA among others. As a performer Nicolas has worked with Mary Overlie, Richard Foreman, Object Collection, Jess Barbagallo. He teaches six viewpoints at New York University, likes swimming, and runs a biodynamic farm in Colombia. 

Phil Hartman (BrickFlicks) Owner of Two Boots Pizza and filmmaker and deep fan, Phil will head up BrickFlicks.  Conspiracy Theories, Head Trips, New York in the ’80’s, the Cinema of Cruelty, Hellacious Women. Join us for these and other treks down cinematic rabbit holes.  Plus special guests, libations, pizza and Scopitones, too, before every show!

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