Tuesday, January 25, 2011

RELEASE: Dainty Cadaver

When I was in college, I used to play Exquisite Corpse, that game where you continue a piece of art based only on seeing what the person immediately before you has created. When applied to theater, it's becomes a lot like a game of telephone, as you try to communicate a message down the line, as with the annual Electric Pear show, "Synesthesia." Now Piper McKenzie, a most excellent Brooklyn company, is teaming up with the esteemed and always-up-for-an-experiment Brick Theater to do a three-night-only run that creates three new plays from the work of eighteen audacious playwrights. Before I make this sound any more like a press release, I thought I'd mention it to all of you because it's a limited run that I won't be able to cover; hopefully, some of you can check it out and let me know what I've missed. 

TEAM A: Fri 1/28, 8pm: Johnna Adams (The Angel Eaters Trilogy), Eric Bland (Emancipatory Politics: A Romantic Tragedy), Jeff Lewonczyk (Theater of the Arcade), Mac Rogers (Viral), Crystal Skillman (The Vigil or the Guided Cradle), Art Wallace (The Plowman’s Lunch). Directed by Jordana Williams (Viral).

TEAM B: Sat 1/29, 8pm: Danny Bowes (Q&A), Matt Freeman (The Brandywine Distillery Fire), Qui Nguyen (Alice in Slasherland), Carolyn Raship (Antarctica), August Schulenburg (The Lesser Seductions of History), Alexis Sottile (Small Dinner). Directed by Hope Cartelli (Bethlehem or Bust).

TEAM C: Sun 1/30, 3pm: Maggie Cino (Ascending Bodily), James Comtois (The Little One), John DeVore (Tupperware Orgy), Cara Francis (The Soup Show), Rich Lovejoy (A Brief History of Murder), Justin Maxwell (Your Lithopedion). Directed by John Hurley (The Vigil or the Guided Cradle).

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