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579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn,11211United States

January 2020

RATED BLACK: An American Requiem

January 30 - February 1

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 LA Williams Original Music & Arrangements by Avi A. Amon Lighting Design by Derek Van Heel A young Black man from Brooklyn hosts his own Homegoing (funeral) service as a way for himself to prepare to die and to honor the memory of the unarmed…

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February 2020

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

February 5

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 - February 7

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

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 - February 16

The Hopelessly Hopeless Story of All Good Girls 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 of whole milk. All is revealed when they both…

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February 24

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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Community Exercises for Sanctuary Spaces

February 28 - March 1

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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