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The Brick Archival Streaming Series #15: Chroma Key
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FIFTEENTH INSTALLMENT OF THE BRICK ARCHIVAL STREAMING SERIES – CHROMA KEY
The Brick Theater proudly invites you to The Brick YouTube Channel for the video premiere of Chroma Key on Friday, February 19 at 8pm EST.
***Chroma Key is the middle of a very special Object Collection/Title:Point weekend sandwich, featuring Object Collection’s It’s All True on Thursday, February 18 at 8pm, Title:Point’s Chroma Key on Friday, February 19 at 8pm and Object Collection/Title:Point collaboration, Periscope, on Saturday, February 20 at 8pm.***
Chroma Key is an existential gross-out comedy about a woman pulled through parallel universes, and the dangerous things she brings with her. From an uncomfortable drive through the woods to an out-of-control detective novel where the narration disobeys its own narrator, to a nightly news broadcast performed by vomiting preteens with excellent spelling, no story seems safe enough for her to stand at its center.
Chroma Key is a play about good stories told by bad people, and the woman fighting to get out of them. It is also a psycho-comedy packed so densely with jokes that it is impossible to catch them all on the first try, a noir mystery with a shocking revelation, a time-travel story, a meditation on discourse and power, and a sick, wet, bloody mess.
Written by: Spencer Thomas Campbell
Directed by: Theresa Buchheister & Spencer Thomas Campbell
Stage Managed by GJ Dowding
Featuring: Justin Anselmi, Ryan William Downey, E James Ford, Alexander Holt, Kate Hurley, Brian Lady, Alyse Lamb, Catrin Lloyd-Bollard & Coco Conroy
Lighting Design: Brian Lady
Scenic Design: Abigail Entsminger and Claire Wood
Projection Design: Scott Ries
Sound Design: Adam Kruckenberg
Sound Engineering: Blake Bolan
Makeup by Sarah Graalman
Production Photos: Walter Wlodarcyzk
Production Image: Mark Toneff
Produced by Title:Point with support from HB Studio, Mental Insight Foundation, the North American Cultural Laboratory Deep Space Performance Residency Program, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.
From Helen Shaw at TimeOut NY:
“Does it go off the rails? Like a runaway train, baby. We’re left breathless trying to keep up with Campbell’s wordplay and cartwheeling absurdism; it’s simultaneously brutal, hilarious, disgusting and dumb as two rocks banging together, and dazzlingly clever. It’s also the messy-brilliant sort of outsider art that was promised us when we came to New York, so if you’ve been hankering after good old-fashioned downtown-style anarchy, you must get yourself to the Brick.”
“It moves like a commedia that’s been given speed, then acid, then speed again. The actors are tremendous, particularly Justin Anselmi as a child newscaster and Ford, on whose lickety-split delivery much depends.”
“The kicker is that Chroma Key is not just zaniness, there’s craft here too. And really there needs to be: you’ve got to have titanium in your undercarriage to withstand pressures at this speed.”