Brooklyn Arts Exchange Hosts Space Grant Showcase, 11/30-12/1


BAX - Brooklyn Arts Exchange - has announced the SPACE Grant ShowCASE. featuring work by Kimberly Brandt, Morgan Gould, Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty and Nadia Tykulsker and Spark(edIt) Arts. The showcase will run Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 8pm, with a reception to follow Saturday's performance. Tickets: $15 General, $8 Low-Income. To purchase, click HERE.

One of BAX's longest-running programs, the Space Grant Program is designed to give Brooklyn based choreographers, playwrights, and multi-disciplinary artists the opportunity to create new work in a setting that is conducive to working deeply and exploring new territory.

Join us as these artists take their new works-in-development from the studio to the stage. These evenings are designed to offer both artists and audience the opportunity to exchange their impressions of the work. A reception will follow Saturday's performance. During the reception, we invite the audience to engage the artists in conversations that delve into their intentions, inspirations, and the audience's perception.

For more information on the Space Grant program, visit


Kim Brandt has presented her work at venues in New York City including Danspace Project at St. Marks, P.S. 122, Movement Research, La Mama ETC, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Throw @ The Chocolate Factory, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Dixon Place, University Settlement, HERE Arts Center, Williamsburg Arts Nexus, and at galleries including Elizabeth Dee, Josee Bienvenue, Five Myles and The Laundromat. She has also participated in group shows at VOX Populi, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Flux Gallery, Barber Shop Gallery and Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA and at UWM Union Art Gallery in Milwaukee, WI. She received a BA from Hampshire College and a MFA from Tyler School of Art.

Morgan Gould is a director of new plays. Her directing work has been seen most recently at HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, The Living Theater, The Culture Project, The NY Fringe Festival, New Georges, Ensemble Studio Theater, APAC, Cherry Lane, The Jacob Javits Center, and other New York City venues. A member of the New Georges Writer/ Director Lab and the Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Morgan received her B.A. in Directing from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. She is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Young Jean Lee's Theater Company where she has worked on the recent premieres of LEAR, WE'RE GONNA DIE, and UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW. As a generative artist, Morgan's own work is chiefly interested in exploring theatrical form by creating humorously scathing satirical works. Often done in collaboration with an ensemble of actors and designers (Amir Wachterman, Ronan Babbitt, Adam Blodgett, Chris Geary, Tom Pecinka, Ryan Seelig and Chris Barlow), Morgan likes to explode various theatrical conventions so we can examine why and what we consider "good theater".

Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty are Brooklyn based media artists who make installations, single-channel works, multi-disciplinary performances, documentaries and interactive video scores for live performance. Their work has been exhibited in diverse locations in New York and internationally. Currently, they are developing an installation performance called Keep Your Electric Eye On Me, which is commissioned by HERE. Also, they are creating a filmic, backstage portrait of Elevator Repair Service's acclaimed Gatz shot during a run in London. Irons and Petty have received numerous awards in support of their work including two NYFA Fellowships, grants from the NEA, NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, Experimental TV Center, and the Asian Cultural Council, and residencies from MacDowell, Yaddo, Harvestworks, and the Tokyo Wonder Site. Their video design work has been seen at venues such as St. Ann's Warehouse, The Public Theater, HERE, PS 122, the Pompidou Center, Holland Dance Festival, the Venice Biennale, and BAM.

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