The Brick Theater

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The Brick Theater is a 70-seat[1][2] state-of-the-art[3] theater located at 579 Metropolitan Ave near the corner of Lorimer St in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.[4] Housed in a brick-walled[3][5] former auto-body shop/former yoga center[3][5] on the first floor of a former industrial building,[1] a weathered[1] wooden garage door[4] announces the entrance to what Gothamist hails as “one of the city’s most reliable sources for smart, funny, and surprising performance.”[6] Founded in 2002 by co–Artistic Directors Michael Gardner and Robert Honeywell,[1][2][3][5][6] The Brick has become known for its co-producing model[4] and its “oddball,”[7] “tartly-themed”[2] summer festivals.[1][4][5][7] The Brick has presented works from artists including Debate Society,[2] Eric Bland’s Old Kent Road Theater,[4] and Eddie Kim,[4] as well as staff-produced offerings from Gardner,[2] Honeywell,[2] Piper McKenzie,[4] Gemini CollisionWorks,[2] and The Fifth Wall.

Staff[edit]

Michael Gardner, co–Founder/Artistic Director[8]
Robert Honeywell, co–Founder
Gyda Arber, Managing Director[9]
Ian W Hill, Technical Director[10]
Berit Johnson, Technical Director
Roger Nasser, Box Office Manager

Summer Festivals[edit]

The Too Soon Festival (2010)[4][11]
The Antidepressant Festival (June 5–July 4, 2009)[7][8]
The Film Festival: a Theater Festival (2008)[5]
The Pretentious Festival (2007)[5]
The $ellout Festival (2006)[5]
The Moral Values Festival (2005)[5]
The Hell Festival (2004)[4][5][6]

Recurring Festivals[edit]

The New York Clown Theater Festival[1][4][5][8]
Game Play[4][12]
Tiny Theater Fest[4]
The Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee[5][8][10]
Fight Fest[13][14][15]
The CollisionWorks[16]

Other Festivals[edit]

The Havel Festival (2006)[17]

Past and Current Shows[edit]

Awards[edit]

Samuel and Alasdair: a Personal History of the Robot War, 2010 IT Award, Outstanding Production of a Play[26]
Samuel and Alasdair: a Personal History of the Robot War, Marc Bovino, Joe Curnutte, Michael Dalto, Stephanie Wright Thompson, 2010 IT Award, Outstanding Ensemble[26]
Samuel and Alasdair: a Personal History of the Robot War, Stowe Nelson, 2010 IT Award, Outstanding Sound Design[26]
The Vigil or The Guided Cradle, Crystal Skillman, 2010 IT Award, Outstanding Original Full-Length Script[26]
2009 Caffe Cino Fellowship Award[27][28]
Suspicious Package, ITBA Award, Best Off-Off Broadway Unique Theatrical Experience[29]
Bouffon Glass Menajoree, 2007 IT Award, Outstanding Production of a Play[6]
The Present Perfect, 2007 IT Award, Outstanding Lighting Design[30]
2006 Village Voice Best of NY—Best Reason for Theater Haters to Buy Season Tickets[18]
2005 nytheatre.com’s People of the Year[19]
2004 nytheatre.com’s People of the Year[19]
In a Strange Room, Time Out New York Top Ten Plays of 2004

Nominations[edit]

Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury, 2010 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Performance Art Production[31]
Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury, Julianne Kroboth, 2010 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Costume Design[31]
Infectious Opportunity, James Comtois, 2010 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Original Full-Length Script[31]
Samuel and Alasdair: a Personal History of the Robot War, Marc Bovino, 2010 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role [32]
Samuel and Alasdair: a Personal History of the Robot War, Joe Curnutte, 2010 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role [32]
Samuel and Alasdair: a Personal History of the Robot War, Stephanie Wright Thompson, 2010 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role [32]
Samuel and Alasdair: a Personal History of the Robot War, Lila Neugebauer, 2010 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Director [32]
The Granduncle Quadrilogy: Tales from the Land of Ice, Ivanna Cullinan, 2009 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role[33]
The Granduncle Quadrilogy: Tales from the Land of Ice, Ian W Hill, 2009 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Lighting Design[33]
Suspicious Package, 2009 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Production of a Play[33]
Bouffon Glass Menajoree, Lynn Berg, Audrey Crabtree, Aimee German, 2007 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Ensemble[30]
Bouffon Glass Menajoree, Lynn Berg, Audrey Crabtree, Eric Davis, Aimee German, 2007 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Original Short Script[30]
Bouffon Glass Menajoree, Eric Davis, 2007 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Director[30]
Greed: a Musical Love $tory , 2007 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Production of a Musical[23]
The Kung-Fu Importance of Being Earnest, Qui Nguyen, 2007 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Choreography/Movement[30]
The Present Perfect, 2007 IT Award, Outstanding Set Design[30]
Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist/Cleansed, 2007 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Production of a Play[30]
Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist/Cleansed, Thomas Bradshaw, 2007 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Original Full Length Script[30]
Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist/Cleansed, Barrett Doss, 2007 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role[30]
Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist/Cleansed, Suzan Perry, 2007 IT Award nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role[30]

References[edit]

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