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?!: New Works 2023 – Night 24
Jerrod Jordahl, Alexis Cofield and Danielle Covington, Maria Milagros, Vanessa Meyer
August 17$20 – $50
The Brick presents
?!: New Works 2023 – Night 24
featuring Jerrod Jordahl, Alexis Cofield and Danielle Covington, Maria Milagros, Vanessa Meyer
August 17, 2023
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.
death as repetition
by Jerrod Jordahl
death as repetition takes the final few minutes of Marlon Brando’s 1961 film One-Eyed Jacks and replays it to absurd and tragic lengths. Here, violence is not transporting. There is no riding off into the sunset. No redemption. No heroes. No matter how hard the characters try.
Directed by Jane Skapek
with Hannah Adrian & Billy Berger-Bailey
Image credit: dg
you seem better since our last talk
by Alexis Cofield
Nova, a young Black theatre maker, has recently made the switch from acting to writing. While writing a play about her ex boyfriend Marc — she keeps running into him. As Nova writes she spirals further into depression and struggles to differentiate the real Marc from the Marc she’s created.
cw: discussion of self harm, adult language
Do you ever wonder how you got here, who you are, and what your purpose is? Well that’s great! I have no answers for you, but I do struggle with the same existential nightmares. Little Scream is an homage to uncomfortable feelings and the current that has guided me through the unknown to, well…more unknown. It never ends. Thanks a lot LIFE! Come hang out and let’s lean into it, together.
Written, Directed & Performed by Vanessa Meyer
cw: one brief moment of screaming and audience participation will be requested. An audience member will be asked to participate by bouncing a ball on stage during the performance and at one point the audience will be asked to sing along with me.
by Maria Milagros
A burlesque striptease act embodying the spirit of Yemaya through a Puerto Rican lens.
Choreography and costuming by Maria Milagros. Featuring the song Aguanile by Hector Lavoe.
Photo Credit: Mike White
Follow them: @mariamilagrosburlesque
cw: stripping to pasties and g string
Lineups are subject to change.
Art by Mark Toneff
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