The Brick Presents HACK! An I.T Spaghetti Western 6/4-27

The Brick Theater Inc. and Hack! Theatrics with Impetuous Theater Group present HACK! an I.T. Spaghetti Western AS PART OF THE TOO SOON FESTIVAL JUNE 4-27 @ THE BRICK, June 10th @ 7pm, June 12th @ 8:45pm, June 13th @ 2pm, June 16th @ 7pm and June 19th @ 7pm

When Hedge fund I.T. employees, Cal, Dash, and Jay, discover that they've been hacked - and that the hack is one of them - they scramble to pin it on each other to snag the gold in this ultimate showdown of the Good, the Bad and the Geek. A recent hit at this season's Vampire Cowboys Saloon Series, watching HACK! The Live DVD Cut is just like popping in a DVD to watch your favorite episodes where you even get to select the extras (deleted scenes, bloopers, commentary) that are acted out in front of you.

STARRING: Neimah Djourabchi, Benjamin Ellis Fine, Felicia Hudson, Kate Kenney, Joseph Mathers,
Nick Monroy, Lauren Schroeder, Mark Souza, Alisha Spielmann, and C. L. Weatherstone

Set and Lights by Ben Kato, Sound Designer by Chris Masullo,
and Costumes by Holly Rihn and Meryl Pressman

Hack! an I.T. Spaghetti Western will run for the following five performances: June 10th @ 7:00 PM, June 12th @ 8:45 PM, June 13th @ 2:00 PM, June 16th @ 7:00 PM, and June 19th @ 7:00 PM as part of the Too Soon Festival at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, Brooklyn). Tickets ($18) may be purchased online at or by calling 1-866-811-4111.

CRYSTAL SKILLMAN (Playwright) is the author of The Vigil or the Guided Cradle, just directed by John Hurley for Impetuous Theater Group at the Brick. Her other plays include: Birthday, Nobody, and Telling Trilogy directed by Daniel Talbott for Rising Phoenix Rep; The Sleeping World, developed by Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Flux Theater Ensemble, and Woodshed Collective. An Innovative Theatre Award nominee, as well as finalist for the Yale Drama Series, she is the recipient of two Alfred P. Sloan/E.S.T Project commissions: The Ballad of Phineas P. Gage (HERE) and Flow (Developed by Working Theater). She is the bookwriter/lyricist for That's Andy, a musical about a boy who wants to play "Annie", with the creative team of Kevin Carter (Composer/Add'l Lyrics) and Bobby Cronin (Conceiver/Add'l Material), which is currently a finalist for NAMT. She is a member of the MCC Theater Playwrights' Coalition, E.S.T, Rising Phoenix Rep, The Pack, and Women's Project Playwrights Lab. Upcoming projects include a new play commission for Vampire Cowboys.

John Hurley (Director) is the Artistic Director of Impetuous Theater Group for which he has directed: The Vigil or The Guided Cradle by Crystal Skillman, After Darwin by Timberlake Wertenbaker, 12th Night of the Living Dead adapted by Brian Macinnis Smallwood, and Der Eisbär (a submarine/adventure play in a pool) by Brian Smallwood/Joseph Mathers. For Boomerang: Artist Descending a Staircase by Tom Stoppard, All's Well That Ends Well. For Astoria Performing Arts Center: Measure for Measure, As You Like It. For GidEon Productions: The Lucretia Jones Mysteries by Mac Rogers.

HACK! THEATRICS (Producer) was founded by indie theatre producer Amanda Feldman in collaboration with Crystal Skillman and John Hurley. Amanda's recent producing credits include Blackouts by J. Anthony Roman, Global Cooling (Women's Project Lab), Neighborhood 3: The Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley (Summer Play Festival), and Dressing Miss Julie by Anna Kull and Justin Perkins (Fringe 2008). She was the founding managing director of CollaborationTown, A Theatre Company and is currently the General Manager of Lark Play Development Center. HACK! THEATRICS sole mission is to produce Hack_! an I.T. Spaghetti Western and "hack" into the hearts and minds of theatre-goers everywhere.

IMPETUOUS THEATER GROUP (Producer) is a member based independent theater company dedicated to producing new work in New York with emerging artists through ensemble, creation of family, and education. ITG was founded in 2004, awarded People of the Year 2005 by and recently named one of the "10 to Watch in 2010" by Past productions include The Vigil or the Guided Cradle, After Darwin, 12th Night of the Living Dead, Swim Shorts 3, The Chronological Secrets of Tim, Fenway, A Night Near the Sun, Office Sonata, and Venezuela (fringeNYC 2005). ITG's annual 47:59 Play Festival has been touted as "changing the face of the 24 Hour Play Formula" by

"[Hack!] has a feel of somewhere between Office Space, Sneakers, and Glengarry Glen Ross... this one is a treat for anyone who has ever surfed the Heavy Digital waves." Says blogger Craig Page
In a review of the Vampire Cowboys Salon Series, Adam McGovern of Comic.Critique says, "The jewel of this evening's logical conclusions was Crystal Skillman's cybotage potboiler "Hack," an entire narrative cobbled from coming-attractions-style outbursts giving way to action-flick afterthought serial epilogues, all seen through the interface of Skillman's masterful eye for archetypal cliché and suicide-mission self-invention."
In a review of Crystal and John's last project together, Martin Denton writes "Skillman and Hurley's collaboration proves timely and incisive."

THE BRICK was founded in 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a yoga center, and various storage spaces, this brick-walled garage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was completely refurbished as a state-of-the-art performance space. Since then, The Brick has launched, produced and presented hundreds of world-premiere stage works from New York emerging artists and theater-makers from around the globe. The theater company is a proud member of New York's burgeoning Indie Theater community and informal home to an ever-expanding family of artists and avid theatergoers. Winner of the New York Innovative Theater Awards Caffé Cino Fellowship Award 2009.

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