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Gestating Baby Volume 5: Tanya Marquardt and Alessandro Magania

Tanya Marquardt and Alessandro Magania

May 26 - May 27


The Brick presents
Gestating Baby Volume 5: Tanya Marquardt and Alessandro Magania
May 26 & 27, 2023 at 8pm
at Brick Aux – 628 Metropolitan Ave

Featuring Two New Works: Creature by Tanya Marquardt and Pieces of Stories Meet Pieces of Violins at a Gallery by Alessandro Magania


Archival Photo, photographer and performers unknown; a film still from the Hungarian town of Méra in 3 October 1963 in the court of Józsi Hangya

Creature by Tanya Marquardt

Creature is a dance-theatre piece exploring Tanya Marquardt‘s transmasculinity through the Magyar (Hungarian) folk dance legényes and 18th century queer writer Count Sandor Vey.

Created and performed by Tanya Marquardt

Dramaturg: zavé martohardjono
Sound Design: Jaye Kovach
Scenography: David B Smith

An exuberant community dance that men perform with and for each other, Creature interlinks Tanya’s Magyar identity and genderqueerness, a conglomeration of dance, oral stories, writing, food, ethnography and queer history.

Special Thanks: Tender Container, the Grande Theatre, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Kris Nelson, Arts Quarter Budapest, Gergő D. Farkas, Balázs Oláh, and Julcsi Vavra.

cw: transphobia, sexuality, assault, childhood abuse

Find them: www.tanyamarquardt.com IG: @tanya.marquardt


Pieces of Stories Meet Pieces of Violins at a Gallery by Alessandro Magania

Memories of marginal characters from literature and stories, collected by recording friends and acquaintances, will be set to music equally fragmented, played on broken violins by Marija Kovačevič. In the context of the gallery these recounting of often blurred memories will be imagined as etchings of mysterious vignettes, deteriorated by time, displayed together. An assemblage of impressions of moments and characters that left an impression.

Created by Alessandro Magania

Performed by Alessandro Magania and Marija Kovačević

With text contributions by: Kitty Chen Dean, Nick Cregor, Richard Epro, Alison Folland, Justin Gordon, Riitta Ikonen, Modesto Flako Jemenez, Savannah Knoop, Fiorella Maestrani, Thoma Marshall, Tanya Marquardt, Nicolas Noreña, Lee Relvas, Eric Schaal, Tim Scott

A note on health and safety: We strongly encourage the use of masks throughout the space. Additionally, we are requiring the use of masks in the gallery space.


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.


The Brick is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our patrons. Consider giving a tax-deductible donation today to help make The Brick a sustainable hub of experimental performance for many years to come. Donate Here or Join Our Patreon

A Note on Accessibility: The Brick has trigger warnings posted in the space for each show for you to check if you so choose. If you would rather ask questions in advance of being in the space or would like to enter in advance of house opening due to our seating not being assigned, please reach out to theresa@bricktheater.com.

In consideration for the health and safety or our staff members, artists, and audiences, The Brick remains committed to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates for our in-person presentations for the foreseeable future. We ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe App or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Please be patient with staff.



May 26, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Brick Aux
628 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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