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On Set with Theda Bara

Joey Merlo

February 6 - March 16

$25 – $89

Transport Group and Lucille Lortel Theatre present
On Set With Theda Bara
Written by Joey Merlo | Directed by Jack Serio | Performed by David Greenspan
February 6, 2024 – March 9, 2024

General admission tickets are $49 for previews, February 6–13, and $69 thereafter.

A limited number of $25 rush tickets will be available at each performance for audience members aged 40 and under (ID required).

In this hallucination of a one-person show, a genderqueer teen who goes missing and their gay detective father come face-to-face with the supernatural and consciousness-devouring Theda Bara, the real-life vamp and silent film star of the 1910s. ON SET WITH THEDA BARA is part gothic coming-of-age story and part campy melodrama about identity consumption and the horror of not knowing who you are.

Scenic Design: Frank J. Oliva
Costume Design: Avery Reed
Lighting Design: Stacey Derosier
Sound Design: Brandon Bulls

Photo by Emilio Madrid | Pictured: David Greenspan | Graphic Design by Alan Buttar, Muse Design

Content: fog, gunshot, a prolonged blackout | Accessibility: Seating for On Set With Theda Bara is general admission. If you require a seat with a back, please contact meg@transportgroup.org

Find them: Transport Group: transportgroup.org; IG: @transportgrp; X: @transportgrp | Lucille Lortel: lortel.org; IG: @lorteltheatre; X: @lortel_theatre | Joey: joeymerlo.com | Jack: jackfserio.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.



February 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$25 – $89


Joey Merlo


Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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