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?!: New Works 2024 – Night 10

April 19

$20 – $50

The Brick presents
?!: New Works 2024 – Night 10
featuring James La Bella, Jueun Kang & Che’Li, Mars Garcia, Mariam Dingilian
April 19, 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

Some Nobodies! by Jueun Kang and Che’Li – April 19 & 21

Gunny and Chiku are the lonely kings of two uncomplete countries who encounter each other in this personal coming-of-age epic, based on Emily Dickinson’s poem, “I am Nobody! Who are You?”. Together, they uncover exiled parts of each other that long for companionship in a disintegrating playpen. The two gossip through grotesque puppetry and clown, indulging their mocking hearts and sanctifying fugitive shelter for their most ugly and beautiful selves.

Gunny: Jueun Kang

Chiku: Che’Li

Image Credit: Jayquel Michael

cw: body horror; audience participation; chronic existentialism

Find them: @kangjujuuu @cialikethey @madang.teatro

[REDACTED] at birth – Excerpt 1 by Mars Garcia – April 18 & 19

Get out of your seat, label me baby, come on I’m waiting. Come closer honey and smell my green tuft of hair. Can’t you tell what I am? Don’t take too long to decide, the show must go on.

Mars Garcia: Movement Director, Performer, Costume Designer

Alexander Millar: Sound Designer, Performer

Lead Image Artist & Photographer: Mars Garcia

Production Assistant/Usher: Uila Marx

cw: gender violence, cissexism

Accessibility Note: performance includes invitation to come down to the stage space (optional).

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The image is a hand drawing by Mars Garcia. Two translucent papers, tinted lime green, are layered and display swirling black ink. A thick marker was used to draw two hands on the back-most paper, reaching skyward out from behind the edge of the foremost paper. The rest of the thick ink is a blurry array of diagonal curves, shadowed behind the foremost layer of connected thin lines. The foremost drawing features looping arches, jags, and corners to resemble a hand, an oval head, eye brows, a mouth, and a torso. Four hole punches in the middle of the head resemble eyes, and shine a lighter green than the rest of the image. From a distance these details are less distinct, and the image resembles 2 young trees, with 5 branches each, growing out of a whirling green tornado.

Find them: @marsgarcia_worksmarsgarcia.com

Aquatic Meadow by Mariam Dingilian

April 19 & 24

A new solo-dance-comedy-drama-improvisation gone awry. As the piece unfolds, it drifts and wanders through new landscapes…tension ensues…leading to the unknown!

Written, Choreographed, and Performed by Mariam Dingilian

Poster Design by Neena Holzman @pigeons.grotto

Created with support from Monira Foundation. Special thanks to The Brick, Neena Holzman, and Ella Wasserman-Smith

Find them: mariamdingilian.com


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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 19
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $50


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