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The Exponential Festival Presents: Flow My Tears (Everybody Dance)

John-Philip Faienza, Braulio Cruz & Teri Madonna

July 7 - July 15

$15 – $30

The Brick and The Exponential Festival Presents
Flow My Tears (Everybody Dance)
by John-Philip Faienza, Braulio Cruz, & Teri Madonna

July 7-15

A performance featuring live electronic music, singing, and surprise guests. Now we’re together in the room, and what happens? We look forward to hosting you in our community space.
This project comes from deep wondering about loss that occurred the past few years in which only a cursory, observed, virtual processing served as a simulacrum of mourning.

Phillip K. Dick wrote the novel Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said, in which a famous pop singer in a dystopian future wakes up and discovers he has never existed. He took the phrase from a 16th century song about fully-inhabited despair. Madonna released the album Everybody Dance in October 1982.

This is a live reimagining of a digital work also created for The Exponential Festival. See the digital version here.

Created and Performed by

Braulio Cruz

John-Philip Faienza

and Teri Madonna

Featuring Surprise Musical Guests

Written by Braulio Cruz and John-Philip Faienza

Associate Director Teri Madonna

Directed by John-Philip Faienza

Special Guests:

Alex Romania / B!G – July 7th and July 9th

Fripp – July 10th

the amazing Lorenzo Landini – July 13th

Brandon Agustus – July 14th and 15th

The Exponential Festival:

~ A pleasure, a mess, a thrill, and a dream. ~​

Exponential is a 501c3 January performance festival for NYC-based emerging artists working in experimental performance. The participants in this multi-artist, multi-venue festival are committed to ecstatic creativity in the face of commercialism. Exponential is driven by inclusiveness and a diversity of artists, forms, and ideas coupled with utopian resource-sharing, mentoring and the championing of risky, rigorous work in eclectic fields.


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.



July 14, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $30


Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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