Celebrate Valentine's Day With FutureMate at The Brick, 1/18 & 2/14

Celebrate Valentine's Day With FutureMate at The Brick, 1/18 & 2/14

The dating gurus of FutureMate are back with two special Valentine's Day performances-a perfect way for singles to find their ideal post-apocalypse match! Set in a future United States that has been devastated by the Cataclysm, where finding a fertile mate has become more challenging than ever, FutureMate is here to help! Hosts Matt & Pam take audience members through the FutureMate system, matching them up through a phone-based speed date and a series of ice breakers, helping them locate that special someone. Come see all the benefits that await you for doing your part to rebuild our great nation. Both singles and citizens clinging to the vestiges of monogamy are welcome.

In addition to the theatrical experience, the FutureMate story world spans multiple platforms that include: futuremate.us (a government-run dating site); a two-minute commercial for the FutureMate system, gn0s1s.net (an anti-government manifesto); a guerilla-style anti-government print campaign; 'in-world' twitter feeds; as well as a phone-based speed-dating experience to pair audience members with one another. Created by Gyda Arber, Brian Fountain, David Gochfeld, and Allen Hahn.

Gyda Arber is a writer/director best known for the transmedia theatrical experiences Suspicious Package (The Brick, 59E59, Edinburgh Fringe), Suspicious Package: Rx (published in Plays and Playwrights 2010), and the ARG-inspired Red Cloud Rising (called "brilliant" by the NY Times).

Brian Fountain is a transmedia storyteller whose artistic and professional works span multiple platforms, including: mobile, web, games, film and live events. He is an award winning game designer and software developer. His most recent project, the hit iOS game Run Sheldon!, has been downloaded by more than 1.5 million gamers. He is also the co-creator of CouchCachet, which won the Mashery Global Prize and received coverage in the New York Times.

Allen Hahn's work as a lighting designer for theater and opera has been seen around the world. In 2009, he launched The Secret City in the first of the libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie 125 years ago. Pairing game mechanics and mobile technology in a narrative framework, the project fostered the audience's heightened investment in the story, and connection to both the place and each other.

Starring Gyda Arber, Brian Fountain, Mark Harris, Victoria Miller, the show runs January 18, 11pm, February 14, 7pm & 9pm. All tickets: $20. Only at The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tickets available at www.bricktheater.com or by calling OvationTix (212-352-3101).

Winner of THE CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn's destination for cutting-edge theatrical experience. Home to the critically acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), In a Strange Room (Time Out New York's Top Ten Plays), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Suspicious Package (IBTA Award Winner-Best Unique Theatrical Experience), Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Performance Art Production), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Musical), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater's most innovative artists, including Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Banana Bag & Bodice, Thomas Bradshaw, and Jollyship the Whiz-Bang's Nick Jones. The Brick has also hosted The Iranian Theater Festival, The Comic Book Theater Festival, Fight Fest, Game Play: A Celebration of Video Game Theater, the international NY Clown Theatre Festival, Gemini CollisionWorks' August repertory festival (The Collisionworks), The Too Soon Festival, The Antidepressant Festival, Red Cloud Rising, Theatre of the Arcade, You're Welcome, Adventure Quest, The Nosemaker's Apprentice, The Protestants, The Granduncle Quadrilogy, Lord Oxford Presents the Second American Revolution, Live!, Third Lows' 2-year Penny Dreadful serial, Richard Foreman's Harry in Love, The Film Festival: A Theater Festival, Babylon Babylon, Notes from Underground, Bitch Macbeth, A Thought about Raya, World Gone Wrong, The Pretentious Festival (including Every Play Ever Written and Macbeth without Words), Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist/Cleansed, The Death of Griffin Hunter, Untitled Theater Co. #61's Havel Festival, Sexadelic Cemetery, The Kung Fu Importance of Being Earnest, The $ellout Festival, Adventures of Caveman Robot, The Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee, Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, The Moral Values Festival, Tupperware Orgy, Bizarre Science Fantasy, Who Is Wilford Brimley? The Musical, Jenna is nuts, Habitat, Assurbanipal Babilla's Assyrian Monkey Fantasy and Stanislaw Witkiewicz's The Pragmatists.

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