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The Brick presents SALON: Here We Go
March 20$15 – $30
The Brick Presents
SALON: Here We Go
March 20 at 8pm
Doors at 7:30pm
Erupting from Title:Point’s SalOn!, The Brick presents SALON seeks to bring together a delightful and wild mix of people sharing 10 minute presentations to entertain, connect, baffle and enliven.
Hosted by Garlan Jude
Featuring performances by
Jill Melanie Wirth
Travis Amiel and Cosimo Pori
Amanda Ariel Peggy Xeller
AMANDA ARIEL PEGGY XELLER
Amanda Xeller is a visceral, raw, weird, sick, super silly, dumdumdumdumdum, physical comedian residing in Brooklyn, NY. She performs predominantly solo and ensemble sketch in NYC. Her solo work has been featured across the US and Canada. She’s been in 3 comedy competitions and won all of them baby! She’s been in some sweet music videos, headlined a bunch of festivals, and was in the short film All Aboard The Gravy Train, which premiered in Cannes. She produces a ton of writing and collaboration projects for the Magnet and teaches there too
National grid is building a pipeline in Brooklyn that we don’t need! The next phase of the pipeline would go through Metropolitan ave not far from the Brick. In Jewish culture, when we feel threat of annihilation, even by forces seemingly stronger than us, we fight back using our collective power. Together we will build a Golem, a man made protector animated by Jewish mystics in ancient times, to serve as a land defender that can not be defeated.
Performed by Lauren Mack. Sound design by Jonah Kue.
a short tale about a perfectly lovely human being, stuck in a CVS during the apocalypse.
Blackout: Prayers for a Persian New Year
Shortly before my 36th birthday my mother called me at dawn to tell me my grandfather was dead. As the sun broke on the horizon, I became very aware that someone good was gone from the world. I thought, “Well I’d better get up and do something.” This is a story about legacy, distance, and grief that finally asks the question “What is my responsibility to the people and world around me?” Through a series of vignettes I will excavate my own relationship to mortality, spirituality, and home using real and imagined conversations with family members, former lovers, and ghosts.
TRAVIS AMIEL AND COSIMO PORI
Das Sofortvergnügen (THE INSTANT PLEASURE)
Cosimo Pori and Travis Amiel will be sharing ALL NEW material from Das Sofortvergnügen (THE INSTANT PLEASURE), continuing what they started last fall at the Brick’s ?!: New Works Festival. THE INSTANT PLEASURE is a dance-theatre-spectacle about insatiable desires, [in]convenience, and patience. The show is an assemblage of bits, gags, dance routines, revelations, and shared secrets to tickle and provoke audiences.
Cosimo Pori (they/them) is a dancer, poet, and performance artist who lives in Brooklyn. Cosimo integrates years of dance training (the outcome of being an overexcitable youngster) with the general aimless yearning endemic to queer people. Cosimo enjoys clowning around in the realm of interdisciplinary performance art. Their favorite food is ravioli and they believe in ghosts.
Travis Amiel is a multidisciplinary artist investigating queerness, pretentiousness, shame, convenience, and commons/cooperative-based organizing. Travis makes digital games and animations in addition to performances, paintings, podcasts, puppets, and produces online livestreams. T works with HowlRound Theatre Commons, makes shows at The Tank, and can be found frequently at Greene Hill Food Co-op. Travis has been a Performance Project Fellow at University Settlement, and studied contemporary performance at Emerson College.
Little Grandmother Play No. 1
A short play about a girl and her grandmother.
Performed by Rupert Fennessy, Chloé Lexia Worthington, and William Sydney.
In anger, Apollo turned her into a flower, but even in flower form she still loved him and would spend her days watching him as he moved the sun across the sky in his chariot, just like sunflowers move to face the sun.
There are many mushrooms. These are some of them.
JILL MELANIE WIRTH
A GIFT OF MUSIC
written & performed by Jill Melanie Wirth
developed with & directed by David Wirth
A GIFT OF MUSIC tells how a six session ukulele class, a free ukulele, and a tree in Central Park unexpectedly provide tranquility, peace, and joy.
In consideration for the health and safety or our staff members, artists, and audiences, The Brick remains committed to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates for our in-person presentations for the foreseeable future. We ask that all audience members 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 physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe App or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Please be patient with staff.