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The Banality of Evil

Meta-Phys Ed.

March 21 - April 6

$20 – $35

The Brick presents
The Banality of Evil
By Meta-Phys Ed.
March 21 – April 6, 2024

Based on Hannah Arendt’s controversial idea “The Banality of Evil” and her scandalous article in The New Yorker magazine, covering the trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in 1963. Meta-Phys Ed.’s THE BANALITY OF EVIL is a neo-noir courtroom drama about a “show-trial on trial”, and the mystery about how everyday people become war criminals.

Performed by: Rawya El Chab, Romeo Torres, Sophie Morrison
Director: Jesse Freedman
Costume Designer: Karen Boyer
Sound Designer & Composer: Eamon Goodman
Scenic Designer: Nora Marlow Smith
Lighting Designer: Elizabeth M Stewart
Stage Manager: Jennifer Deane
Production Manager: Grady Shea
Technical Director: Grady Shea
Assistant Director: Stewart Harrison
Associate Costume Designer: Al Rosenberg
Original Designs by: Kyu Shin (Scenic), Yi-Chung Chen (Lights) and Avi Amon (Sound)

THE BANALITY OF EVIL tries to solve the mystery of how a traveling vacuum salesman accidentally becomes a Nazi and commits crimes against humanity?

cw: fog, descriptions of genocide

THE BANALITY OF EVIL was developed in residency at Target Margin Theater (2022) and was presented as workshop at The Tank, a home for emerging artists (2022).

Image by Raven Walker

Find them: .meta-physed.com FB:@metaphysedperformance IG: @MetaPhysEd

One night only: 

The Wednesday, April 3rd performance of THE BANALITY OF EVIL will be followed by a special post-show conversation about the instrumentalization of Antisemitism in the 21st century.

Jesse Freedman, Artistic Director of Meta-Phys Ed. will be joined by Shoshana Brown, US Director of Pedagogy and Training for the Diaspora Alliance and Organizer with JFREJ Jews For Racial and Economic Justice.

Co-sponsored by Jews For Racial and Economic Justice & the Diaspora Alliance

Masks are required for all audience members for April 3 performance and post-show event.



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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.



March 21
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $35


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579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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