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King of Nothing

Robert Malbrough & Rachel Weekley

May 31 - June 3


The Brick presents
King of Nothing
by Robert Malbrough & Rachel Weekley
May 31-June 3, 2023

Welcome to the end of the world. Are you sitting comfortably? Are you gripping your flashlight tightly? Did you take your pill today? Quiet now. A transmission’s coming through.

Rachel Weekley: The Fool/Writer
Tyler Riley: The Transmission
Bobby Marcus: Projection Designer
Robert Malbrough: Director/Designer
Zeynep Akca: Producer

On a garbage heap at the end of the world one fool looks for meaning and love from the only words they’ve ever known. King of Nothing is a one person, one sock puppet mangling of King Lear inspired by the environmental collapse of our post-Amazon age that explores the viability of text stripped of its original context and structure. Can we create beauty out of garbage? Can we find ourselves together in our loneliness? What is the point of a fool at the end of the world?

Originally workshopped at Brick Aux, and presented as part of TrashFest/DarkFest 2022 at The Tank.

Rachel Weekley [they/them] (The Fool/Writer) Is a Clown/Performer/Movement Coordinator based in NYC. They graduated from Ohio University with a BFA in performance and trained with The American Mime Theater. Besides creating their own solo work They are also a Line Producer and Performer with SCOWL, a Queer and Trans-centric, stage combat comedy show. For more info on what shenanigans they’re up to now go to www.rachelweekley.com or Instagram @rachel.weekley.

Tyler Riley [he/him] (The Transmission) is an actor, director, and the current artistic director of Company of Fools, an indie theatre based in NYC. His past roles include Ajax (Ajax), Bodure (Ubu Roix), Julian (Plucker), and Elliot in the NY premiere of The Promised Land. Tyler will next be seen on stage in FRIGID New York’s Fringe Festival as J.J. Williams in Kingfish. Outside of his artistic endeavors, Tyler serves as the digital and dance programs manager at TDF.

Bobby Marcus [he/they] is a new projection/video designer in Brooklyn. He/They is grateful for his first professional gig with such a wonderful team. Favorite projects include A Bright Room Called Day (directed by Rebecca Rouse) and I Expect You to Die (directed by Angela Ferraiolo & David Neumann) at Sarah Lawrence College Email: bobbydmarcus@gmail.com; Instagram: @satan_itsme

Robert Malbrough [he/him] (Director/Designer) is a Brooklyn-based director, noodle maker, and occasional designer. Recent work includes Morbin’ Time, The Holy Ghost People, An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and his own Obie Award-losing video collage adaptation of Ubu Roix. His work has been seen at Edinburgh Fringe, The Brick, The Tank, Target Margin, Abingdon Theatre Company, Caveat, the stage door of the Al Hirschfeld, and various crypts, warehouses, bars, and computer screens. More of his nonsense can be found at robertmalbrough.com or you can stalk him on Instagram @noucouches.

Zeynep Akca [she/her] (Producer) is a Southwest Asian Brooklyn-based director, producer, and educator. Her favorite producing credits include: Memorial Cabaret for a Fictional Composer (The Hearty Meal at Caveat), Holy Ghost People (The Brick), Ubu Roix (No Exit Theatre Collective), An Apology… by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening (The Church of Intercession), The Argentinian Prostitute Play (BBTF). She is the artistic director of No Exit Theatre Collective.

Follow them: @nocouches , @rachel.weekley , @zeynakca , @itstylerriley

cw: darkness, attempted suicide, tomfoolery


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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 31, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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