The Brick Presents LITTLE DOTS

The Brick Presents LITTLE DOTSThe event will feature a free performance by EK Theater of Niobe, a video game puppetry piece that uses the first-person shooter Halo: Reach to show how Niobe is punished by the gods for her arrogance in this story from Ovid's Metamorphoses, followed by a panel discussion about real world violence and its relationship to video games.

Panelists will include Charles Battersby (geek.com, joystiq), Matt Hawkins (Kotaku, MTV News), Eddie Kim (EK Theater), Stephen Bruckert (MemeFactory) and puppeteer Alex Bacro. More TBA.

"Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare?"

Alex Bacro is a 15 year old gamer and student at the Pierrepont School. He has been a member of EK Theater ever since he impressed Eddie Kim with his knowledge of the Konami code. Since then, he has risen through the ranks of the group with his knowledge of many different video games. Right now, he is the sniper in EK Theater's Niobe.

Charles Battersby (Moderator) is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, model, game designer, and journalist. He is known for his plays The Astonishing Adventures of All-American Girl & The Scarlet Skunk, and That Cute Radioactive Couple. He is the screenwriter and co-creator of the animated webseries The Storyteller: Fallout. He has written about video games, theater, and LGBT topics for sites including Chelsea Now, Geek.com, Venturebeat, NYC Community Media, Complex, and Joystiq. Charles founded the organization PressXY which addresses transgender issues in video games, and he moderates a series of panels on Transgender themes in comic books.

Stephen Bruckert is an artist and filmmaker who has written and performed shows internationally as part of MemeFactory and co-hosts culture and politics podcast In Which We Reveal Our Ignorance. His latest project is a four-issue series of zines featuring unfinished writing and other unpublishable work. You can yell at him on twitter @str1cken.

Matthew Hawkins is a NYC based video game developer, journalist, critic, advocate, and between. As a dev, Matt has been involved in everything from big budget console titles, for Ubisoft's semi-experimental New York studio, to independently produced mobile releases, even before the iPhone was a thing. As a journalist, his bylines include NBC News, MTV News, Nick Mag, Kotaku, Gamasutra, and GameSetWatch to name a few. Matt's primary beat is game culture, hence his involvement in Attract Mode, which specializes in pinpointing & highlighting, as well as actively producing, game culture via an online boutique and special events across North America. Though Matt is most active in his own backyard; aside from being one of the original members of Babycastles during the 2010's, he's currently a part of Death By Audio Arcade.

Eddie Kim is a a theater artist and Street Fighter 2 aficionado. He formed his company EK Theater (www.ektheater.com) to bring classics to modern audiences through live acts of video game puppetry. EK Theater is made up of students, and the group has performed in theaters, festivals, and conferences in the United States and abroad including at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA; MozFest in London; and Minefaire in Houston, TX. The New York Times has called their work "an impressive feat of engineering, coordination, and storytelling."

Tuesday, April 24th at 7pm

Free

At The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Reserve tickets at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/991116

The 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.

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