SOMEONEPLEASELISTENANDUNDERSTAND (they're wiretapping our brains) Comes to The Brick
In an observation room deep beneath the Capital, a new surveillance program launches to discover threats to the American people. Secret agents hack phones, computers, sex cams, security feeds, and even minds in the name of homeland security. Functioning as a series of pre-recorded episodes as well as a live performance, agents switch between different streams spying on flagged citizens who are struggling with forming their identities amidst a sea of technological, governmental, and societal restrictions.SOMEONEPLEASELISTENANDUNDERSTAND (they're wiretapping our brains) will play at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Aveat Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) 1/24 - 1/28, Tickets ($20) may be purchased online at www.bricktheater.com or by calling 866-811-4111. Brett Evan Solomon is a theatre artist originally from Baltimore, MD. His work has been produced or developed through Nylon Fusion Theatre Company, The International Southampton Writers Conference, The Secret Theater, Dixon Place, Muchmore's, Play Date at Pete's, The Tank, The Drama League, Interrobang New Works Festival, The Brick, and The Exponential Festival. He has been a Writing and Research Assistant to playwright/director Young Jean Lee for the past two years. He has also assisted Target Margin Theatre, Ripe Time, New York City Players, Wirehead Collective, and A Collection of Shiny Objects. Graduate of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase College with a B.A. in Theatre and Performance/Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Kelsey Lurie is a Brooklyn based actress and director from Vermont. Her work has been seen at The Brick, Barton Booths Make Room Residency, Dixon Place, The Exponential Festival, Interrobang New Works Festival, The Tank, Theaterlab and Vital Joint. Has studied with Theater Mitu and assisted Target Margin and Ripe Time. Graduate of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase College with a B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies. www.cargocollective.com/kelseylurieThe Brick is located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the L & G subway lines (L: Lorimer stop; G: Metropolitan stop). For more detailed directions & further information, visit www.bricktheater.com. The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a storage space and a yoga center, this brick- walled garage was completely refurbished into a state-of-the-art theater complex, with a large sprung floor and professional lighting and sound package. Winner of THE 2009 CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn's destination for subversive theatrical experiences. Home to the critically acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner- Outstanding Play), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Musical), Red Cloud Rising, Theatre of the Arcade and Suspicious Package (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Play), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater's most innovative artists, including Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Little Lord, Nellie Tinder, Title:Point, Target Margin Theater, New Georges, Jason Grote, Annie Baker, The Mad Ones and Thomas Bradshaw.