The Deer Players to Present THE BRINK OF US at South Oxford Space, 4/25-5/17


The Deer Players (Producers Julia Piker and Peter Staley) will present the World Premiere of THE BRINK OF US by Delaney Britt Brewer (Wolves at 59e59) April 25-May 17 at South Oxford Space (138 South Oxford Street between Atlantic Ave and Hanson Place, Brooklyn). The production will be directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni (AliceGraceAnon with New Georges) and feature Daniel Cuff, Tom Kelsey, Starr Kirkland, Annelise Nielsen, Julia Piker, Peter Staley, Zachary J. Smith, and Linda Tardif. The creative team will include Set and Lighting Design by Nick Francone (Vampire Cowboys) with assistance from Rachel Schapira, and Costume Design by Ethan Berube. The production is presented with support from New Georges.

Eight friends reunite for a weekend getaway. Drinks are poured. Snow falls and doesn't stop. At the heart of all the levity is one dark secret that binds the group together, but as the resources and the pleasantries start to dwindle, a revelation threatens to tear the friends apart. The Brink of Us artfully, and ominously, tells the story of how the ghosts of our past can come howling into the present. Remember to lock the door; it's treacherous outside, and the deer are getting hungry...

The production, presented by The Deer Players with support from New Georges, will play a four-week engagement at South Oxford Space (138 South Oxford Street between Atlantic Ave and Hanson Place, Brooklyn), April 25-May 17, Friday through Sunday at 8pm with an additional performance on Thursday, May 15 at 8pm. Tickets ($20/$18 students) may be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-836-3006. The show runs approximately 90 minutes, without an intermission.

DELANEY BRITT BREWER (Playwright) is a writer living in Brooklyn. She was a 2008-09 Dramatists Guild Fellow, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre's playwriting group Youngblood, and currently an affiliated artist of New Georges and the literary manager of Firework Theater. Her work has been produced and work shopped at 59e59, The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, the APAC, PS122, Center Stage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Theatre at St. Clements (for the New York Musical Theatre Festival), Theatre Row, The Abingdon, Collective Unconscious, The Chernuchin at the American Theatre of Actors, and The Wings Theater. She is, also, a finalist for the 2014 Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellowship.

KARA-LYNN VAENI (Director) Kara-Lynn's directorial work has been seen at HERE, BAM, The National Theatre of Prague, The Guggenheim Works & Process, New Georges, Dallas Theatre Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, Irondale, 3LD, 2G, FringeNYC, The Flea, The Wild Project, The Duplex, Montana Rep and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Florida. Her innovative staging and use of contemporary dance for Opera Slavica's Rusalka won her an extended invitation to perform from the Artistic Director of the Czech Center in New York. She is the Resident Stage Director for Opera Slavica, the Literary Manager of New Georges, a faculty member at Hofstra University and the University of MA-Amherst, and an Alumna of the Women's Project Directors Lab. She received her MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama where she also received a Presidential Public Service Fellowship and the Julian Kauffman Prize for Directing.

THE DEER PLAYERS is an ensemble performance collective founded by Peter Staley, Julia Piker and Kara-Lynn Vaeni. We find inspiration in machines, science fiction/horror/fantasy, whimsy, the power of the human body, and the music and fashion of the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and beyond. We make experiential art in interesting places for our pleasure and yours.

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