The Messages (work-in-process)
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
STANDBY TICKETS: Tickets are currently sold out for this performance, however, a small number of tickets may be available on the day of. There will be an in-person standby line starting at 3:30pm. We will release any available tickets at 3:55pm.
Join us for a reading of The Messages, a work-in-process play by 2022/23 BRIClab Performing Arts resident Colm Summers.
In rural Ireland, a pair of elderly twins are losing the family business. An Irish-American family have returned from Brooklyn. A young woman goes looking for an escape. The Messages is a play about what happens when we stop listening to one another, which explores the intersection of American global influence, gentrification, and capitalism. It asks the question – who do we become when our home changes beyond all recognition?
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Colm Summers is an Irish stage director based between New York and Dublin. Selected credits include The Kill One Race, (Playwrights Horizons, NYC), Wednesday (New York Live Arts) La Clemenza di Tito (Grand Théatre de Geneve), The Inheritance (Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles) Portia Coughlan (National Theatre of Ireland, The Abbey), Love à la Mode (Smock Alley and Trafalgar Square), Gays Against the Free State! (Dublin Fringe), Enemy of the Stars (Dublin & Morocco), God’s Ear by Jenny Schwartz, (Samuel Beckett Theatre). Colm has worked with The Wooster Group, Milo Rau, the feath3r theory, Dead Centre, and Pan Pan. He is a Dublin Fringe Festival Radical Spirit Award Nominee, and was selected for the Next Stage: Forecast cohort at Dublin Theatre Festival and the Pan Pan International Mentorship. He is a Resident Director at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. His writing is published in Liverpool University Press, Oberon and Brill.
ABOUT BRICLAB: PERFORMING ARTS
BRIClab: Performing Arts is a commissioning and residency development program for emerging and established local artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance. Free exploration and rigorous commitment to process, with the support of the staff and resources that BRIC offers, are at the heart of the BRIClab program. Artists receive stipends and an exclusive 12-day intensive residency in the multi-purpose Artist Studio with development time, artistic mentoring, and work-in-process performances.
BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.
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