In 2012, The Brick celebrated its 10-year anniversary and was incinerated into dust during the Mayan Apocalypse!
Also, we got new curtains. And mind-blowing performances occurred. Read all about it in
The Year in Brick: 2012!
AMTRAK ANNOUNCES THE BRICK'S ARRIVAL
Amtrak Arrive Magazine in their Feature Article “Springtime for Brooklyn: Surveying the theater scene across the river from Broadway” boasts “For a night of sheer joy, don’t miss the opportunity to stop by The Brick Theater, hipster Williamsburg’s most fertile breeding ground for theatrical innovation.”
BUNNY LAKE FOUND BACKSTAGE SMOKING, READING GLOWING NY TIMES REVIEW
In the first Mainstage of the season, the new noir classic adaptation Bunny Lake Is Missing was hailed as "metronomically propulsive" by the New York Times.
WILLIAMSBURG REZONED EXCLUSIVELY FOR PUPPETS IN ACCORDANCE WITH STRANGE CITY ORDINANCE
Williamsburg became Puppetsburg at The Brick on Thursday mornings at The Brick for the entertainment and education of local babies and toddlers. No hipsters were harmed during the incident and irony returned to daily life shortly thereafter. Asked for comment, mommypoppins.com explained "The enthusiastic performers really keep the mood lively, and their puppets even sport tattoos! Funky and fun!"
MAINSTAGE TRIUMPHS, FESTIVAL SUCCESSES & CAMPAIGN PROMISES ABOUND!
In addition to Bunny Lake, 8 bold, beautiful, strange and exciting Mainstage productions collided at The Brick in 2012. The Brick welcomed Everywhere Theater Company's controversial Flying Snakes in 3D!, Old Kent Road Theater's All the Indifferent Children of the Earth, Nosedive Productions' Monkeys and Blood Brothers present…Raw Feed, Glasswork Productions' The Collected Rules of Sleepaway Camp, Buran Theater Company's House of Fitzcarraldo and Target Margin Theater's TMT LAB's festival of Yiddish plays Beyond the Pale!
GAME PLAY, CLOWN PLAY, COLLISION PLAY & THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE
The election of 2012 was tight, but in the end, the winner was clear: political theater. In anticipation, The Brick hosted Democracy, a festival of theatrical candidates who campaigned for President of The Brick in 2013. The winner, Lamb Lays with Lions, will begin its Presidency this January! Also returning were Brick classic feasts Game Play, The NY Clown Theatre Festival and Gemini CollisionWorks annual repertory!
THE BRICK JOINS INSTAGRAM, GOES RETRO, BRINGS BACK BELLBOTTOMS
In a month of remembrance, The Brick Retro brought back 4 classic Brick productions from its 10-year history. The soundtrack will be available on 8-track stereophonic sound in the new year.
WHEN BROOKLYN NEEDS, THE BRICK OFFERS A HAND
The Brick postponed its long-gestating 10th anniversary gala after Hurricane Sandy visited our friends and neighbors. In its place, we were blessed with the opportunity to raise funds for The Brooklyn Recovery Fund with The Brick Benefits Brooklyn: A Hurricane Sandy Benefit.
PLUS DID WE MENTION
Dainty Cadaver, Tiny Theater, Mother Tongue, Dick & Gina, VCR Love, Antigone: The Lost Translation, Feiffer’s People, The Oven, Graffiti and new curtains!!!
TEN YEARS OMG!!!!!
For its 10th year of existence, The Brick asked for a pony and, instead, got a beautiful community of insane theatrical talent, love and inspiration. Dammit.
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING ANY AMOUNT TO THE BRICK'S NEW DECADE!
By donating to The Brick theater you are ensuring that new theater work has a home where the artists are free and encouraged to experiment. And, The Brick is a registered 501(c)3! So, if you donate by December 31, 2012, you will be able to deduct your donation from your taxes in accordance with IRS standards. Donation information is on our website: www.bricktheater.com/donate
We remain grateful for all you do for us. It has been a wonderful decade and we anticipate another one with you in our seats and on our stage!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Year in Brick: 2012
Posted by Michael Gardner at 9:52 PM