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?!: New Works 2023 – Night 1

lumberob, Marissa Joyce Stamps and Russell Nichols, Madison Fargo, Home for a Swarm of Bees

April 5

$20 – $50

The Brick presents
?!: New Works 2023 – Night 1
featuring lumberob, Marissa Joyce Stamps and Russell Nichols, Madison Fargo, Home for a Swarm of Bees
April 5, 2023

Hosted by Peter Mills Weiss

The spiritual successor to The Exponential Festival, ?!:New Works features a veritable slew of experiment(al)(ing) artists from a variety of disciplines presenting brand new work. Working it out. With each other. With you.


by lumberob


written and performed by rob erickson with Finnegan Mankins

Find them: @lumberob + linktr.ee/lumberob Laura Peterson Choreography – @lpchoreography

The Switch
by Russell Nichols

Today is Reckoning Day, which means the Three Fates must select one random person to die by flipping a switch. The women—Clo, La-La and Morta—have performed this sacred duty for centuries. But today, when one of them questions the validity of the law, the Fates have to make the hardest decision of their lives.

Playwright: Russell Nichols
Director: Marissa Joyce Stamps
Assistant Director: Jordan Powell
CLO: Sierra D. Leverett
LA-LA: Deborah Thomas
MORTA: Ekemini Ekpo

Find them: russellnichols.com // marissajoycestamps.com, IG: @marissajoycestamps Twitter: @marissa_stamps

cw: fog

The Curtain Speech
by Madison Fargo

The playwright is here to introduce his play. Things do not go as planned.

The Playwright – Matthew Hays
Stage Manager – Lindsey Boyette
Photo Credit – Sebastian Blue

Follow them: @madison_fargo

cw: graphic description of a violent acy

Saltbees or, How the Truth is not Needed in Dramatic Composition. An Informative—no! Performative Essay in Three Parts Inclusive of an Analog Prologue between Myself and the Audience in which we Lay the Flagstones of Artifice in order to proceed into a Hermeneutical Exegesis of an Excerpted Portion of Yhò Focmafhrhanerhe whence a New Paradigm is Ushered.
by Home for a Swarm of Bees

There is an expansive mystical world that does not have a name (it does have a name shhhh) where they worship bees. We won’t tell you about it at all (we will a little), but we’re freaking out and we’ve been given a stage to freak out on (not in the contract [there is no contract]). The title is a lie—so is the show. It’s actually about friendship now.

Developed and performed by Kate Zibluk and Laia Comas for Home for a Swarm of Bees
Image Credit: Laia Comas

This performance contains footage from the films Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsumaraki 1997) and The Rest I Makeup (Michelle Memran 2018).

Follow them: insta: @homeforaswarmofbees @laiaxcomas @zibtastic

Lineups are subject to change.

Art by Mark Toneff


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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.


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