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January 2020

FEATURING… Exponential at The Brick

January 24
$20

Featuring, in no particular order: Mamimumu with Leonie Bell and Andrew Murdock This is a fake scientific experiment about the relationship between hoarders and airplanes. This is the nostalgizing and repurposing of memories to avoid misanthropy. This is immersive fan-fiction about the trips our parents went on. Don’t worry, snacks will be provided. Avanti popolo! * This piece was developed with the support of the Founder’s Artist-in-Residency Program at the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation L'iat L’iat (Language is a Thing),…

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BrickFlix presents: Mary Harron’s Charlie Says

January 27
$10

The inaugural year of BrickFlix, a monthly screening series at The Brick in Williamsburg, will include sneak previews, revivals, vintage short programs, visits from prominent filmmakers, and live music/poetry/dance/burlesque. Plus free pizza. All for only $10. The program opens on January 27th with Charlie Says (2019), Mary Harron's searing portrayal of the incarcerated Manson girls, with a fabulous soundtrack including Love and the Thirteen Floor Elevators. Live music by Marianne Rendon (Charlie Says co-star) & Odetta Hartman (Old Rockhounds Never Die). Director Mary…

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February 2020

RATED BLACK: An American Requiem

January 30
$20

A solo show that weaves together original poetry, music, and songs, sung by a small choir, to bury a young Black man and heal a country. Written & Performed by Kareem M. Lucas Directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman Original Music & Arrangements by Avi A. Amon Lighting Design by Derek Van Heel Stage Management by Acacia Drake A young Black man from Brooklyn hosts his own Homegoing (funeral) service as a way for himself to prepare to die and to…

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Bernie Sanders Wants to Take Away My Fire Island Time Share – a gay fantasia on national themes

February 5
$10

In a hyper capitalist dystopian future, a corporate gay man goes onto QVC (the only source of News, Art and Culture) to explain to Ellen Degeneres why he chose to spend the last 9 years living underground in the New York City Subway system after Bernie Sanders announced his 2020 presidential run. This surrealist, psychedelic comedy observes how gay men have poorly adapted to late stage capitalism by losing their queer identity to neoliberalism. FEATURING: I’m Going To Marry Your…

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Identity Crisis

February 6

Come celebrate the launch of newly founded NY based global ensemble Identity Crisis! Identity Crisis (also known as IdC) is a global theater ensemble based in NYC. IdC will feature English translations of works from Turkey, Balkans, Middle East and the Mediterranean. IdC will create a platform for exploration, conversation, revelation and the celebration of our common humanity. The evening will be hosted by Turkish-American actors, Sinan Eczacibasi and Defne Halman. Delicious beverages and treats will be available! FEATURING: 1.…

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Bandit: The Story of Hillary in Prison

February 7
$15

Hillary Rodham Clinton goes to prison and must learn kung fu to survive. FEATURING: Jessy Morner-Ritt, Brett Davis, Marcia Belsky, Edy Modica, Casey James Salengo, Caroline Yost, Sally Burtnick, Diego Lopez, Rachel Kaly, Meaghan Strickland, Mary Houlihan, Mara Wiles, Clare O'Kane, & Danny Groh. Written and Directed by Nick Naney. Music by Steven Desiena. On January 20th 2017 disgraced presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is locked up in Douglas State Penitentiary for the federal crimes she has been exposed for…

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Egregious Philbin Presents: Starstuff

February 8
$20

Featuring José Rivera Darian Dauchan Shy Boyz   “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”  -Carl Sagan   Join Egregious Philbin, (gender-queer, shape-shifting alien) for an interactive night of travel through the multiverse.   joseishere is a recording and performing artist.  their debut visual EP 'LQQK' premiers this Spring, and features 6 singles…

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The Hopelessly Hopeless Story of All Good Girls

February 13
$20

The Hopelessly Hopeless Story of All Good Girls is a play with film and music. The play explores the inner lives of two women- a grandmother and granddaughter- who have experienced an unspeakable loss. They live in a ranch house together, trapped in Colorado, and ruled by their inherited domestic rituals. They go to the store, they dress up in fancy clothes, they smoke cigarettes, they sink into depression, they dread the phone’s ringing, and they drink very tall glasses…

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BrickFlix presents BILL MORRISON’S DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME (2016)

February 24
$10

On February 24th, we're proud to present Bill Morrison's Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016), widely acclaimed as one of the decade's top ten films. Live music by a special guest to be announced the day of the show. Director Bill Morrison (Decasia) will attend.   BrickFlix is programmed by PHIL HARTMAN -- filmmaker (No Picnic), theater owner (The Pioneer), festival producer (HOWL!) and pizza provocateur (Two Boots). Vintage shorts are curated by legendary cinefile and archivist GARY BALABAN, “NYC’s premier…

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March 2020

Community Exercises for Sanctuary Spaces

February 28
$20

Directed and Choreographed by Brendan Drake in collaboration with the performers Featuring: Quentin Burley, Lena Engelstein, Shannon Nash and Calvin Tsang   Community Exercises for Sanctuary Spaces is an interdisciplinary work for five performers using movement, original text and sound to unearth how emulation and impersonation can function as a coping mechanism for navigating modern systems of gendered power dynamics and homophobia. Drawing explicit connections between the benediction of the blessed sacrement in Catholic Mass tradition, and the ritualistic nature…

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BrickFlix presents GIVE ME LIBERTY

March 4
$10

A BrickFlix Special Presentation 2020 Independent Spirit Cassavetes Award Winner Filmmakers Kirill Mikhanovsky and Alice Austen join us to present Give Me Liberty, one of 2019's great indie film revelations. When a riot breaks out in Milwaukee, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his relatives, a group of elderly Russians, to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young black woman in a wheelchair. "A brilliant madcap farce on wheels!" LA Times Special guest: poet Bob…

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Wallies

March 5
$15

This play, which is a hilarious romp, is at the raucous intersection of surveillance and hilarious comedy. Written & performed by Simple Town. Simple Town is Caroline Yost, Will Niedmann, Sam Lanier, Ian Faria & Felipe Di Poi. Is your relationship worth saving in this Police State of Mind, which is at the intersection of surveillance and comedy? In this hilarious romp, Simple Town raucously explores themes of surveillance and relationships.  March 5, 6, 7 at 8pm Party to follow…

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LAPA

March 11
$20

LAPA is a mesmerizing language machine for the theater following Landman’s journey to pluck a newly formed star called Agam The Swan: “whoever tears down this star may choose to be freed from dreaming.” Treating language with the material curiosity of early abstract artists LAPA exposes the border of language and sound, of poetry and meaning. The Million Underscores stage this genre-bending work, modulating between visual composition, soundscape, performance, and choreography, to emphasize the distance between words, objects, sound, and…

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Out of an Abundance of Caution: VOLUME ONE

March 22
Free

OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION is an avant-garde microfestival LIVE + online of quick + dirty-fascinating work responding to and from the places and people with whom we select to shelter, on a wildly inclusive + non hierarchical platform Co-Curated by: Jessica Almasy, Theresa Buchheister, Lauren Miller Technical Coordinator: Matt JJ Miller Image by: Audrey Taylor Lane TONIGHT! tune into Twitch for a SECRET SHO starting at 8PM EST emceed by Maya Sharpe ft. The Dumb American, Wanda Noonan,…

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INSCAPE // SOUNDSCAPE – POSTPONED

March 24
$20

This Event Has Been Postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read our full statement right here. INSCAPE // SOUNDSCAPE is an evening of music, performance, and dance exploring silence, slowness, interiority, fragmentation, emptiness - theater as a contemplative space. INSCAPE // SOUNDSCAPE will have three sections: An improvised solo saxophone set by Kate Mohanty. An excerpt of Perforated Firmament (written and directed by Jerry Lieblich, featuring Emma Meltzer, music by Catherine Brookman, design by Anna Lublina) And a new dance solo by Justin…

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DEVOTION DEVOTION – POSTPONED

March 26
$20

This Event Has Been Postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read our full statement right here. DEVOTION DEVOTION is an experimental performance by dance artist Lydia Mokdessi and musician Jason Bartell. The duo have developed shared practices of sonic and physical droning, navigating a series of structural trap doors that invite dissonance and distortion in order to de-fetishize the artistic “hand.” Deconstructed memories and cinematic debris are conjured and pressurized into opulent loops and choreography that trouble the relationship of the…

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Out of an Abundance of Caution: Volume Two

March 29
Free

OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION is an avant-garde microfestival LIVE + online of quick + dirty-fascinating work responding to and from the places and people with whom we select to shelter, on a wildly inclusive + non hierarchical platform   Co-Curated by: Jessica Almasy, Theresa Buchheister, Lauren Miller Technical Coordinator: Matt JJ Miller Image by: Audrey Taylor Lane   Emceed by PETER FUNK   Featuring: Wamoo (video from 7:30-8) Braulio Cruz Shahzad an-outskirt Hannah Kallenbach Wendy Carlos Williams  …

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April 2020

A Scale Unfamiliar: OZET Songs – POSTPONED

April 1
$20

This Event Has Been Postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read our full statement right here. For 12 years now, Aaron Meicht and Scott Blumenthal have been creating the world of the Collective Sphere OZET, an agrarian space colony, through live performances, films, and recordings.  A Scale Unfamiliar: OZET Songs uses a decade of songs to tell OZET's story from start to finish for the first time.  Joining Meicht and Blumenthal are long-time collaborator Daniel Baker and a stellar band featuring…

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Out of an Abundance of Caution: Volume Three

April 5
Free

OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION is an avant-garde microfestival LIVE + online of quick + dirty-fascinating work responding to and from the places and people with whom we select to shelter, on a wildly inclusive + non hierarchical platform   Co-Curated by: Jessica Almasy, Theresa Buchheister, Lauren Miller Technical Coordinator: Matt JJ Miller and Mike Lacey Image by: Audrey Taylor Lane   Emceed by José María Featuring: Wanda Noonan (video from 7:30-8) Darian Dauchan Kristin Worrall Ellpetha + Camilo…

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Envy on Fire – POSTPONED

April 8 - April 11
$20

This Event Has Been Postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read our full statement right here. Envy On Fire is a daytime talk show, nature show, a webcam confessional, a gaze from the public eye, a long day’s journey into identity. Nonsense is on the menu and you’re invited to follow Natural Geographic as they introduce you to a bunny called Bunny, a woman called Blue, a Mennonite called Peter Funk with a sturdy wife and a lifeguard called The Lifeguard.…

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