We received so many brilliant (and potentially disastrous!) submissions and right now, we are trying to figure out the best path forward. We will keep you informed via our newsletter, website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We are committed to finding the best platform for the artists and this festival that we love so much.
THE BRICK IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ?!:NEW WORKS- TITLE:POINT’S PRESENTATION OF NEW YORK ARTISTS DOING THEIR MOST POTENTIALLY BRILLIANT OR DISASTROUS WORK.
The spiritual successor to The Exponential Festival, ?!:New Works features a veritable slew of experiment(al)(ing) artists from a variety of disciplines presenting brand new work. Working it out. With each other. And you. All within 10 hot June days.
2020 will be year five of ?!:New Works, a project built to bring people together, create space for deep dives into weird projects and facilitate presentations of 20 minutes (or less) of that project on a tone- and vibe-based split bill.
APPLICATION AND DEADLINE
1. Who are you and what is your project? (Tell me about medium, tone, pace in this part.)
2. Do you have conflicts between June 15 and 24?
3. How many times would you like to present within that time frame (min and max)? And why?
4. What do you imagine you will need (physical space and objects, tech, time in the space)? ***Last year I encouraged folx to be pretty ambitious with tech so that I could learn what I wanted to replace in The Brick. This year, I encourage folx to think about constraint as a benefit – less than 20 minutes, the ability to drop into space and do something amazing with 5 minutes of set-up time, coming in ready to roll.
Combine the above questions, in that order into a single PDF file. The file name should be your last name [underscore] first initial – i.e., SMITH_J.pdf. EMAIL THE PDF FILE TO THERESA@BRICKTHEATER.COM BY 11:59PM ON MARCH 25, 2020.
Application Deadline: 11:59pm March 25, 2020
Invitations to Participate/First Stab at Line-Ups: April 2, 2020
Invitation Acceptance or Denial: April 9, 2020
Marketing Materials and Artist Meetings with Theresa: April 10-May 10, 2020
Performance Dates: June 15-June 24, 2020
ABOUT THE BRICK Founded in 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s destination for cutting-edge theatrical experience. It has been home to many critically acclaimed premieres, including Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), In a Strange Room (Time Out New York’s Top Ten Plays), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), Suspicious Package (ITBA Award Winner—Best Unique Theatrical Experience), Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Performance Art Production), and Greed: a Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Musical), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater’s most innovative artists, including Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Thomas Bradshaw and Nick Jones. Theresa Buchheister assumed the role of Artistic Director in January 2020.