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?!: New Works 2023 – Night 5

Marija Krtolica, Sofia Engelman, Taiwo Aloba, Enrique Huili

April 9

$20 – $50

The Brick presents
?!: New Works 2023 – Night 5
featuring Marija Krtolica, Sofia Engelman, Taiwo Aloba, Enrique Huili
April 9, 2023

Hosted by Garlan Jude

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.


Parrhesia – Reolutionary Acts (Section 4)
by Marija Krtolica

Parrhesia – a new dance-theatre work takes as its point of departure Michel Foucault’s lectures The Courage of Truth (1983/84) and the concept of parrhesia – saying, expressing everything, and telling truth to power. The work will engage the relationship between: 1) silent action and speech 2) deliberate creation of spectacle (representation), and the unconscious (repressed) non-verbal and verbal discourse. The section four – revolutionary acts, inspired by the historical documents — images, slogans, manifestoes from the Paris Commune, Spartacist Uprising, Chinese Cultural Revolution, Black Panthers & Malcolm X, and 1968 in U.S. and Europe; evokes the resistance to power, heroic acts, and desire to change the status quo. There are two textual sources for this section: The Communist Hypothesis by Alain Badiou, and a poem by Bertholt Brecht – “What has Happened?”.

By Marija Krtolica in collaboration with Jason Ciaccio (live music), Julie Fotheringham & Despina Sophia Stamos (movement)

Performed by: Julie Fotheringham and Despina Sophia Stamos;
Live music and reading: Jason Ciaccio
Choreography in collaboration with participating artists: Marija Krtolica
Textual excerpts from Alain Badiou and Bertolt Brecht
Photo Credit: Marija Krtolica

Find them: marijakrtolica.com

If so, was it good?
by Sofia Engelman, Lindsey Jennings, Delaney McDonough, and Em Papineau

If so, was it good?, a new dance work by long time friends and new time collaborators Sofia Engelman, Lindsey Jennings, Delaney McDonough, and Em Papineau, explores truth telling, lying, conspiracy, and fake news to grapple with personal, political, and cultural identity and ideology in 2023. The quartet move through improvisational interviews, toggling between and falling into roles of interrogators, supporters, witnesses, victims, love interests, protagonists, conspiracists, and tricksters.

choreography, text, and performance by Sofia Engelman, Lindsey Jennings, Delaney McDonough, and Em Papineau
image designed by Lindsey Jennings

Follow them: IG: @fake_choreogra_queers + @_lindseyjennings + @delane_freighttrain

Our Father
by Taiwo Aloba

The death of an influential patriarch provokes existential angst and familial division among his children.

Written and Directed by: Taiwo Aloba
Performer: Jakai Brown

Follow them: TaiwoAloba.com @modelvoss

MAD Company presents: Something Is Far Away
by Enrique Huili

Something Is Far Away is an experimental play that focuses on 3 characters whose lives may or may not connect, where each person’s desires are desperate and mundane. Trapped in a labyrinth void, continuing to linger, and haunting their lives as they try to understand themselves. Written for the absurd theater, this play forces them to meditate on their unsatisfactory grief.

Director: Annie Kefalas
Playwright: Enrique Huili
Actors: Kellyrose Marry, Alessandro Caronna, Enrique Huili
Produced by: MAD Theater Company

Follow them: @madcompanynyc MAD Company Theatre

Lineups are subject to change.

Art by Mark Toneff


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In consideration for the health and safety or our staff members, artists, and audiences, The Brick remains committed to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates for our in-person presentations for the foreseeable future. We ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe App or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Please be patient with staff.


April 9, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $50


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