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Gestating Baby Volume 1: Jerry Lieblich and Robert Malbrough
Robert Malbrough and Jerry Lieblich
The Brick presents
Gestating Baby Volume 1:
Jerry Lieblich and Robert Malbrough
November 11-13 8pm
Featuring Two New Works
The Holy Ghost People
The Holy Ghost People
A phantasmagoria about otherness, space, time-travel, religion, bodies, and bad photography.
Holy ghost people is a bad name for them. but we can’t shuck it away. it clings. everyone still uses it. the holy ghost people are not ghosts. they have real hair. god loves them most, so they say. all of a sudden they were standing in our lawns, in our traffic, in our malls, & they were wearing white cloth & they were speaking & speaking & speaking. Did you see them conjure Sylvia?
written by Jerry Lieblich
performed by Steve Mellor
A monologue in quasi-English gobbledygook on evilations, banalations, and vacuumic compressulated ecocide.
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Gestating Baby is a semi-regular series of split bill performances curated by Theresa Buchheister and Ryan William Downey that presents new and unpredictable works across the spectrum of theatrical performing arts. It began in 2013 at The Silent Barn and is now revived at The Brick Theater in Brooklyn, NY.
Jerry Lieblich lives and writes plays and poems in New York and Massachusetts. Their plays include D Deb Debbie Deborah (Clubbed Thumb – Critic’s Pick: NY Times, TimeOut NY), Tongue Depressor (The Public Theatre, Brooklyn College), Nostalgia is a Mild Form of Grief (Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard Theater), Ghost Stories (Cloud City – Critic’s Pick: TimeOut NY), Your Hair Looked Great (Abrons Arts Center), and The Barbarians (New York Theatre Workshop, Dixon Place, PRELUDE), A Discourse on the Method… (Ensemble Studio Theatre), and Everything for Dawn (Experiments in Opera). Their poetry has appeared in SOLAR.
Jerry has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, NACL, SPACE on Ryder Farm, UCROSS, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation. They have received a EST/Sloan Commission and the Himan Brown Creative Writing Award (twice). They’re an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Page 73’s I-73 Writer’s Group, and Pipeline Theater’s Playlab group. BA: Yale, Philosophy; MFA: Brooklyn College (Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney, chief instigators). www.thirdear.nyc
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Steve Mellor has appeared in productions of Mac Wellman’s HARM’S WAY, ENERGUMEN, DRACULA, CELLOPHANE, TERMINAL HIP (Obie Award), SINCERITY FOREVER, A MURDER OF CROWS, THE HYACINTH MACAW, 7 BLOWJOBS (Bessie Award), STRANGE FEET, BAD PENNY, FNU LNU, BITTER BIERCE (Obie Award) and MUAZZEZ. He directed Mr. Wellman’s 1965 UU. He has also appeared on Broadway (Big River), Off-Broadway (Nixon’s Nixon) and regionally at Arena Stage, Long Wharf Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Stage and Yale Rep. In New York City, he has appeared at the Public Theater, La Mama, Soho Rep, CSC, Primary Stages, PS 122, MCC Theater, The Chocolate Factory and The Flea. His film and television credits include Sleepless in Seattle, Mickey Blue Eyes, Celebrity, NYPD Blue, Law and Order, NY Undercover and Mozart in the Jungle.
Robert Malbrough is a Brooklyn-based director, noodle maker, and occasional designer. His latest monstrosity, a digital adaptation of Ubu Roix, was featured at the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Previous works include An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening, and an immersive production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. His work has been seen at The Tank, Target Margin, Abingdon Theatre Company, the stage door of the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and various crypts, warehouses, and computer screens.
Joshua Young is a playwright, designer, and multimedia artist living in Everett, Washington. He is the author of six collections, most recently, Psalms of the Wreckage (Plays Inverse, Press 2017), and the forthcoming novella, Little Galaxies (Variant, 2021). His films have been an official selection at Seattle International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, and Montreal International Black Film Festival, among others, and his hybrid documentary, A Carnage in the Lovetrees, is currently in post-production.
Find him at joshuabrianyoung.com