?!: New Works 2024 – Night 9
April 18$20 – $50
The Brick presents
?!: New Works 2024 – Night 9
featuring Charlie Chauca, Kristen Hoffman, & Sofiya Lopez, Mars Garcia, Mack Lawrence, Camille Simone Thomas
April 18, 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.
ME+YOU&FISH4YOU by Charlie Chauca, Kristen Hoffman, Sofiya Lopez – April 18 & 23
Devised by Charlie Chauca, Kristen Hoffman, Sofiya Lopez
Costumes by Izzy McClelland
Music from Catfish & The Bottlmen
[REDACTED] at birth 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
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.
Dinner by Mack Lawrence – April 16 & 18
A dance-play stuffed full of rigorous movement, nightmare imagined run-ins, sweet tender moments, and pure anarchy.
Written by Mack Lawrence
Co-directed by Mack Lawrence + Logan gabrielle Schulman
Performed by Raychel Ceciro, John Hines, Murphy Severtson, Lulu West, and Kayla White
Sweetblood by Camille Simone Thomas – April 16 & 18
Today I’m presenting music from my play in progress Sweetblood
Sweetblood follows three free Jamaican Maroon women in 1727 as they struggle to thrive in a world that will soon endure hundreds of years of chattel slavery due to the emerging sugar revolution. As the British forces approach relentlessly they must decide what they are willing to do to survive the encroaching invasion of their land, how far they are willing to go to fight against the disease of colonialism, and what it really means to be a revolutionary.
Written by Camille Simone Thomas
Songs Composed by Camille Simone Thomas
Songs Transcribed by Can Yassar
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