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?!: New Works 2023 – Night 28

Jude Gallegos, Alexis Cofield and Danielle Covington, Caroline Burkhart, Vanessa Meyer

August 23

$20 – $50

The Brick presents
?!: New Works 2023 – Night 28
featuring Jude Gallegos, Alexis Cofield and Danielle Covington, Caroline Burkhart, Vanessa Meyer
August 23, 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.

Bodies Found: Family Stories of Murder and Shame
by Jude Neffertiti Gallegos

True stories from different generations of my family ranging from Zacatecas, Mexico to Southern California.

I. Pink Bikini

II. Francisca

III. Who Found the Body of Papa Lalo?

Created, performed, and directed by Jude Gallegos

cw: inappropriate situations with children, drug use, murder

Find them: @omniiglassjudegallegos.com

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.

you seem better since our last talk is a new full length play. 
At ?!:New Works, you’ll see Scene FiveSunday in the Park with Marc.
Director – Danielle Covington (they/them)
Writer-  Alexis Cofield (she/her)
Sound Designer and Stage Manager— E.B. Hinnant (he/him)
Projection and Animation Designer – Lucas Castro Cruz (he/him)
Dramaturg – Nile Assata Harris (she/her)
NOVA – Alexis Cofield (she/her)
MARC – Kevin Tyler Rodriguez (he/him)

cw: discussion of self harm, adult language

Find them: @msalexiscofield @danicovi @youseembetter

Nuclear Family
by Caroline Burkhart

Children are alert to the world’s wonder and danger all at once. Nuclear Family is a dance-theatre piece that examines how the normalization of violence introduced with the Cold War continues to dominate classrooms and households today.

Concept and direction by Caroline Burkhart
Assistant Direction by Lulu Guzman
Devised with the ensemble and featuring: Bobbie Edmunds, Caroline BurkhartDan SmythTempleJulliette Holliday, and Scout Watkins
Artwork by Brandon Cobalt

Find them: @careburks / carolineburkhart.com

Little Scream
Vanessa Meyer

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.

Find them: @vanessatolk // Vimeo

Lineups are subject to change.

art by Mark Toneff


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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.

Mask Policy: The Brick strongly encourages but does not require masks for audience members. We are in ongoing conversation with our artists and audiences as we continue to adapt our covid policies and it is subject to change at any time. Thank you. 


August 23, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $50


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