?!: New Works 2024 – Night 17
April 27$20 – $50
The Brick presents
?!: New Works 2024 – Night 17
featuring Lianne Elsouki, Lynn Hodeib, & Tracy Chahwan, Meaghan Robichaud, I Don’t Want To See That, Ryan Howzell & Kara Hadden, Tiger and Marks
April 27, 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.
The Suicide by Lianne Elsouki, Lynn Hodeib, & Tracy Chahwan – April 26 & 27
The Suicide is a multimedia performance inspired by Tracy Chahwan‘s comic strips of the same title. This performance revolves around the life of a young Lebanese adult who’s will to live is fragmented between her undignified reality, and the llustrated reality born in resistance to the other.
Illustration by Tracy Chahwan
SERVICE QUEEN by Meaghan Robichaud – April 26 & 27
Based on everyone’s favorite TV show about luxury yachting, SERVICE QUEEN scuba dives deep deep deep into the psychosis of being on the salty seven seas—an aquatic fantasia featuring coked-out “nepo” babies, high-IQ octopi, and merpussy masturbation. Spread your legs and get ready to set sail. Ahoy matey!
Creative Consultant Matthew Antoci
“Below Deck” Consultant Rebeca Zolet
Image Credit: Heaven Euvrard (@art.by.hae)
cw: nudity, mermaid pussy
Find them: @meaghanrobi
I Don’t Want to See That presents The Rabid Evolution of Tiffany Karter by Tank – April 20 & 27
The Rabid Evolution of Tiffany Karter is a sapphic-horror-romance rock musical set in Brooklyn’s nightlife as a serial killer targets people within it. It follows Kendra Collins, an aimless accountant seeking thrills wherever she can find them as she reconnects with her high school girlfriend. Who is now the mega socialite, self-proclaimed icon to great acclaim known as Tiffany Anne Nicole Karter. Their love flourishes as people close to Tiffany go missing and the murders become more and more monstrous. Tiffany wants to know what you’re really scared of. Tiffany wants to know what would you give to be rid of that? Tiffany wants to know what would you do for Tiffany?
Book and Lyrics by Tank
Music by Ande Coughman, Dakota Scholz, and Emmy Briggs
Directed by Emmy Briggs
POPPER by Ryan Howzell & Kara Hadden – April 26 & 27
Kara is a scientist who has just made a field-shaking discovery. Ryan is a labor organizer fulfilling a decade-old sexual fantasy. Both believe in outing celebrities. Neither is pro-gun. A stage reimagining of the landmark news show DykeTV, POPPER follows two dykes’ quest — through interviews, the scientific method, and lots of explosions — to ensure that love *really* wins.
Image Credit: Maddie Mahoney
cw: guns, popping noises, the D*** slur
David & Me by Tiger and Marks – April 27
David & Me is a one-person show theatricalizing aspects of the life of artist David Wojnarowicz and the artist’s own life. Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) created a prolific body of work across visual arts, performance, non-fiction writing, music, film and queer activism while the AIDS epidemic upended arts and queer communities under a federal government that criminally neglected artists and the poor.
Performance includes: text, movement, projection, immersive experience – the audience chooses moments/stories performed by the actor in an organic/chance-based order, creating a fireside, communal feel.
Tiger and Marks is a NYC-based performance collective
Find them: tigerandmarks.com
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