?!: New Works 2024 – Night 1
April 9$20 – $50
The Brick presents
?!: New Works 2024 – Night 1
featuring James La Bella, Sleth, Mary Ann Odete, Rivers Duggan & Elijah Guo
April 9, 2024
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.
An Adaptation of That King of the Hill Episode Where Peggy Falls Out of a Plane by James La Bella – April 9 & 19
Rural Texas, late 90s. Peggy Hill is in a full-body cast after a skydiving incident. Her father-in-law has just welcomed a new baby with his much younger wife. Now they’re in the same house. A sitcom episode torn apart and reconstructed as a ‘high art’ taut new-play drama, which unfolds with eerie undertones of its chuckle-hut past.
James La Bella – Playwright and Composer
Emma Richmond – Director
Matthew Antoci – Producer
Meaghan Robichaud – Creative Everyperson
Luke Taylor – King of the Hill Consultant;
Performers – TBA
Design by Amar Ahmad
A Gay Hero Falls on His Sword (Tomatos) by Sleth – April 9 & 20
Old movies promised that you had the God given right to throw rotten tomatos at bad people. You never get to do that, right? It just never happens! You’ve been robbed of that!
Find them: @sleth.gov_
me myself i by Mary Ann Odete
After her partner tells her her nose is crooked, a young woman goes through an identity crisis, wondering who she is and what it means to be perceived. A music on identity, image, and sanity.
Hillary Gao, Ring Yang, Nikkie Samreth, Run Stafford
Find them: @maryannodete
Birdigo by Elijah Guo and Rivers Duggan – April 9 & 14
Chirpy Hedren is the avian starlet of Hitchcock’s “The Birds”, masterfully cawing and pecking at helpless humans in Bodega Bay. But what happens when she wants to spread her wings and take on a leading romantic role of her own? A chance encounter with the brooding thespian Quacky Stewart provides a glimpse into the transcendent transformation that arises when feathers intertwine.
Director, Writer – Elijah Guo
Performers – Rivers Duggan & Elijah Guo
Image Credit: Qingan Zhang
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