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?!: 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; 

Peggy Hill – Kallan Dana
Hank Hill – Chris Erdman
Bobby Hill – Sterling Gates
Didi Hill – Sarah Grace Goldman
Cotton Hill – Arjun Biju

Props Designer – Minna Lee
Guitar – Pete Richmond

Design by Amar Ahmad 

CW: Loud noises; discussion of suicide, self-harm, PTSD; mild violence involving an infant

Find them: @james.la.bella, @emma.richmond; @antociantoci; @meaghanrobi

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!

cw: mess

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.

Mary Ann Odete and Ring Yuqi Yang

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.

Writer – Elijah Guo

Director – Logan Reed

Performers – Rivers Duggan & Elijah Guo

Designer – Skye Mahaffie 

Image Credit: Qingan Zhang

Find them: @elijahguo // @riversduggan


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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.


April 9
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $50


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Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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