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The Brick Theater

September 21


The Brick presents


More ?!:New Works Info Here

Rawya El Chab
Zeynep Akca
Marija Krtolica
Can Yasar

Hosted by Garlan Jude


Doors at 7:30
Show at 8


As most of you are aware, New York City will require proof of vaccination for indoor performances beginning September 13th. We will be enforcing this policy for all upcoming performances, and ask that all audience members, regardless of vaccination status, 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 COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or the Excelsior Pass App. We are navigating this day to day just like all of you so please be patient with staff when you attend your next Brick event. We love all of you.



Lula 19/85 is an experimental multidisciplinary piece exploring political martyrdom in the future. The spectators will witness Lula, a cyborg broadcasting their last message before their final mission, meanwhile, further in the future, two historians/archeologists decipher the message through audiovisual interpretations. The piece explores the inevitable environmental crises of our planet and raises questions about what remains of our discourse for future generations.  

Rawya El Chab (Writer, director, performer) is a Lebanese theater maker based in New York City. Her work falls at the intersection of art and spell making. She emphasizes the development of ludic practices and the democratization of the tools of theater as a means to dismantle modes of oppression and promote social justice.

Lina Younes (Set and Costume designer) is a New York based Palestinian Lebananese visual designer in theater, film, animation, and installations. Lina is an imagineer creating worlds with one eye shut and an index finger as her wand, and has a great love and a great weakness: soap bubbles.

Hengameh Fallah (Video Designer) is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. Hengameh’s works mainly focus on human emotions, experiences and communications as individuals and in communities. She is currently doing her MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts at the City University of New  York. 

Omar Dewachi (Sound designer and Composer) is an award winning writer, academic, and musician living in Brooklyn, and teaching anthropology at Rutgers University. Trained as an oud player, Dewachi has been involved in collaborative projects with local and international artists, and have performed  in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. He is the creator of Puppets of Babylon, an experimental electronic music project that draws on a wide range of styles and traditions of Arabic and western dance music.



Smoke Point

Written and Performed by Can Yasar

Directed and Co-Edited by Ryan Kraus

Dramaturged and Co-Edited by Robyn Hunt

To be considered as a candidate for our program, please prepare a three-minute video to introduce yourself. Tell us about YOURSELF!  We want to get to know you. We want to feel YOU. Show us who you are! Let us see your glory through the hole of your camera. Let us see it ALL and don’t forget, have fun! What a FUN life!



Re-Inventing Love sources from the writing of the philosopher Alain Badiou and surrealist
poetry to create an embodied poetics. Dramatic pathos, irony and beauty of the urban
existence, and bold kinetic expression combine to create startling scenes. The choreographer
Marija Krtolica collaborates with the performers Julie Fotheringham, Michael Mangieri, Dustin
Maxwell, and guitar player Jason Ciaccio.


Michael Mangieri (performer, collaborating artist) is a movement-based artist, improviser, and food maker. His work and play explore collectivity, physical manifestation of psychological states, and radical hospitality.

dustin maxwell (performer, collaborating artist) is a movement based performer, performance maker, visual artist, yogasana instructor, thai bodyworker, and death doula in training. He holds a BA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. He is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow and was nominated for a 2015 Sage Award for Outstanding Performer.

Marija Krtolica (choreographer, performer) — a dance-theater maker since the early 1990s earned a PhD in dance from Temple University in 2019. In 2020/21 her current project — Re-Inventing Love, was supported by the Downtown Brooklyn Rehearsal Initiative by providing free rehearsal space (for more VISIT)



An adaptation of Oguz Atay’s Dangerous Games
Translated and edited by Zeynep Akca
The piece is performed by: Can Yasar, Kristin Sgarro, and Nicole Morales
Hikmet would like you to join him for tea in his home! He also has a lot to say about being who he is and the state of Turkey, the world, and humanity. An excerpt of a larger piece yet to be made.

?!:New Works is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


September 21, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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