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Emily Allan and Leah Hennnessey

November 29 - December 2

$20 – $50

The Brick presents
by Emily Allan and Leah Hennnessey
Nov 29-Dec 2, 2023

Betty and Veronia have tried everything to cure their crippling depression and existential despair. Everything, that is, except acting out homoerotic fanfiction.

Cue a Russian doll of stories slashing John Lennon x Paul McCartney, Susan Sontag x Camille Paglia, Trotsky x Stalin, Byron x Shelley & Kirk x Spock…

As the layers of fantasy multiply, the girls are left questioning what really drives their games, and to what end.

Slash is a two woman comedy written, adapted, directed, and performed by Emily Allan and Leah Hennessey.

The Blond (Emily Allan) and The Dark Haired One (Leah Hennessey) attempt to transcend the banality of identity and the terror of consciousness through cosplay, anglophilia, critical theory and song. Incorporating fan fictional pairings of iconic duos such as Lennon/McCartney, Byron/Shelley and Betty/Veronica, as well as meta commentary by camp portrayals of infamous second wave feminists Camile Paglia, Andrea Dworkin and Joanna Russ, Slash is a “pop feminist tour de force” (Office Magazine) about the erotics of collaboration and friendship.

Prankish genius”- The Paris Review
The ultimate fanfiction play”- Syfy
A wildly entertaining homoerotic extravaganza”- Paper Magazine
It’s fast and campy ,and as clever as anything the New York stage has seen in some
time”- Vogue

Slash was workshopped in pieces at MoMA, MoMA PS1, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. It premiered at MX Gallery in NYC, where it ran for four critically acclaimed months. A new version of the play was performed at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater and further workshopped at Ars Nova with director John Cameron Mitchell. Slash just came off a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was the recipient of a Summerhall Lustrum Award.

Photo by Max Lakner

Follow them: @prettyboysinlove @emilyggallan @leahvictoriahennessey

cw: distressing themes, strong language, and mention of suicide and sexual abuse.

Special Thanks: Anne Alexander (Cousins), Rafael Foster (MX Gallery and Newton)


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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.



December 2, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$20 – $50


Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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