$17.87 - $23.12- The Exponential Festival

The Exponential Festival

Lowest Price: $17.87 - $23.12 General Admission

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About

THE EXPONENTIAL FESTIVAL
JANUARY’S BROOKLYN-BASED THEATRE FESTIVAL
~ A pleasure, a mess, a thrill, and a dream. ~

Exponential is the only month-long January festival dedicated to New York City-based emerging artists working in experimental performance. The participants in this multi-artist, multi-venue festival are committed to ecstatic creativity in the face of commercialism. Exponential is driven by inclusiveness and a diversity of artists, forms, and ideas coupled with utopian resource-sharing, mentoring and the championing of risky, rigorous work in eclectic fields to keep theatre kicking.

When

Various Dates from January 4th - February 3rd

Where

Various Location in Brooklyn

 

THE SHOWS

$23.12 - 1993

January 17 and 20 @ 8pm*

It's 1993 and David has been a glorified extra in one movie, and has decided he is gonna be a child star - despite the startling evidence to the contrary. 1993 is a solo piece that ponders the humiliations and wonders of our childhood dreams and what they are protecting us from.

*#1 Dad will share a bill with 1993.

The Brick
579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

$23.12 - #1 Dad

January 17 and 20 @ 8pm*

A new half-hour of surrealist jokes and down-to-earth stories.

*#1 Dad will share a bill with 1993.

The Brick
579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

$17.87 A Doll’s House, Part 3

January 11 - 13 @ 7pm

Michael + Patrick’s sequel to the sequel they never read is an attack on the American New Play Development Complex for the reality TV generation. A Doll’s House, Part 3 picks up where Nora left off, after she picked up where she left off, after slamming the door on her husband and children in 1879.

Triskelion Arts Douglas Elliman Studio Theater
106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

$16.49 - AMERICANA PSYCHOBABBLE (or, my favorite way to die, right now, in this room)

January 23 - 24 @ 8pm

From “one of the most exciting and hilarious performance artists around… a strident but gut-busting pastiche of make-up-caked personas, ketchup-spitting gore, and mind-bending gibberish” (ArtSpace).

The Glove
Brooklyn, NY 11221

RSVP - Banigold II

January 28 - 29 @ 8pm* 

The second iteration of the surreptitious trash puppet show, Banigold drags us into a sensory complication chamber determined to override the sense of self. The interchangeable, and totally devoted, sextet of puppets and puppeteers are stranded on the airstrip of death itself and must choose whether to ride that bucking bronco into the mighty sky or hold onto the shopping bags of life. This hybrid puppet-video performance lazily examines stoic philosophy and is live scored by Lucy Hollier & co. with original animations from Unimercial Studios.

* Banigold II will share a bill as part of Exponential Variety 2, featuring Exponential artists presenting  pleasurable, thrilling, messy, dreamy new short works.

RSVP for tickets: ExpFestGloveTix@gmail.com

The Glove
Brooklyn, NY 11221

$23 - CowBoy

January 17 - 19 @ 8pm*

January 20 @ 3pm*

“This cowboy... Is amazing.”

*Cowboy will be presented on a split bill with short works by Title:Point and Woof Nova.

Target Margin Theater's The Doxsee
232 52nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

RSVP - cracking open

January 22 @ 8pm*
January 29 @ 8pm**

cracking open is a story about cosmic connections and the bittersweet brutality of love. With poetry written by Cristina Pitter and live cello by Serena Miller, cracking open explores the imprints a soul can leave, the exhilarations and exhaustions of intimacy, and how to restring a heart to play again. Does it play again?

* cracking open will share a bill as part of Exponential Variety 1, featuring Exponential artists presenting pleasurable, thrilling, messy, dreamy new short works.

** cracking open will share a bill as part of Exponential Variety 2, featuring Exponential artists presenting pleasurable, thrilling, messy, dreamy new short works.

RSVP for tickets ExpFestGloveTix@gmail.com

The Glove
Brooklyn, NY 11221

$26.87 - Duet-ed

Fridays in January (4, 11, 18, and 25) from 12pm - 6pm

Six consecutive hour-long performances, starting at the top of each hour.

Who was the last lover you danced with? Was it playful or serious? When you were dancing, was there music? Music like this? Think about how you held them. Was their hand warm? Warm like this? Did their hair feel like mine? Do you still think about them? WIll they be in your life in five years? Who do you want in your life in five years?

Duet-ed is a site-specific, interactive performance on intimacy, fidelity, and desire, comprised of a sequence of one-on-one experiences between a single attendee and a performer.

Vital Joint
109 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

$11.92 - The Solution du Climate Change

January 18 - 19 @ 8pm

January 19 additional matinee @ 3pm

A new play from Simple Town (Adult Swim, New York Television Festival).

The Brick
579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

RSVP - How to Have Fun While Still Hating the World

January 21 @ 8pm* 

January 28 @ 8pm**

Are you fed up with the world? Has love got you down? Do politics piss you off? Is everything around you a shitshow? Do you fucking hate yourself? Have no fear! You can still have fun amidst all this trash and garbage! Be taken on a step by step process to fully immerse yourself into the pain and come out a new and improved person ready for fun and joy! Do you have to give up your disdain and negativity? Hell no! In fact you will learn to lean into the darkness and find the true meaning of life.

* How to Have Fun While Still Hating the World will share a bill as part of Exponential Variety 1, featuring Exponential artists presenting  pleasurable, thrilling, messy, dreamy new short works.

** How to Have Fun While Still Hating the World will share a bill as part of Exponential Variety 2, featuring Exponential artists presenting  pleasurable, thrilling, messy, dreamy new short works.

RSVP for tickets: ExpFestGloveTix@gmail.com

The Glove
Brooklyn, NY 11221

$23.12 - Ikechukwu Ufomadu presents: An Evening with Ikechukwu Ufomadu

January 9 - 12 @ 8pm

Everyone's favorite is back at it and at it again and we will all be there.

The Brick
579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

$11 - Jonah Bokaer Choreography / The Commons Choir (Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik) / Daria Faïn

January 9, 2019 at 7:$30pm

Jonah Bokaer Choreography - 20 minutes

Landing Sites by Daria Faïn - 30 minutes

Jonah Bokaer Choreography and The Commons Choir (Daria Faïn & Robert Kocik), both with shared Tunisian, Francophone, and American origins, with common interests in architecture, choreography, poetry, and the overlays of the body, text, space, and performance, decide to share a Commemorative APAP NYC Season celebrating 10 years of common ground at CPR - Center for Performance Research. The two artists also share 18 years of shared embodied research: and a transcultural, international resistance against the “speed” of the APAP module in New York City in particular.

These very long-term artists and friends elect to fuse their 2019 APAP offerings together at CPR (both artists with common Tunisian, Francophone, and NYC histories) to set our culture’s troubles and highest aspirations, against performance gestures involving architecture, song, dance, and poetry, exploring the human capacity for empathy across difference.

$11 for students and senior w/ID

$13 for General Admission

CPR - Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

RSVP - Language never dies inside her mouth

January 28 - 29 @ 8pm* 

Sylvia Plath’s final poems are repossessed by song, and we all become divers in the strange and playful corners of Plath’s own heights and depths. Her poems are ever-living channels, activated here through one artist’s voice, electronic sound and projected images.

* Language never dies inside her mouth will share a bill as part of Exponential Variety 2, featuring Exponential artists presenting  pleasurable, thrilling, messy, dreamy new short works.

RSVP for tickets: ExpFestGloveTix@gmail.com

The Glove
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Rsvp - LQQK, The Way I Look

January 28 - 29 @ 8pm* 

LQQK, The Way I Look is the premiere concert performance of the music from José Rivera Jr's debut EP of the same name. Stereotypes of masculinity and the illusion of “fitting in” metamorphose as style, still and moving image, dance, and music move toward a queer future for all.

* LQQK, The Way I Look will share a bill as part of Exponential Variety 2, featuring Exponential artists presenting  pleasurable, thrilling, messy, dreamy new short works.

Rsvp for tickets: ExpFestGloveTix@gmail.com

The Glove
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Maresia The Air-Sea Interface

January 21 - 22 @ 8pm* 

An impossible coast along a brackish inlet. A handheld game passed between furtive travelers until its power source rusts. A family of sorts, on a journey to research an impossible species, whose bodies are composed of anything reanimate.

Blending video, puppetry and the spoken words of an international team  of contributors, Maresia The Air-Sea Interfaceis an impression of travel between the nature of places and things, when their ecologies defy reason.  

* Maresia The Air-Sea Interface will share a bill as part of Exponential Variety 1, featuring Exponential artists presenting  pleasurable, thrilling, messy, dreamy new short works.

Rsvp for tickets: ExpFestGloveTix@gmail.com

The Glove
Brooklyn, NY 11221

$23 - Microcosmitor

January 17 - 19 @ 8pm*

January 20 @ 3pm*

A nomad abandons the confines of ‘reality’ and traverses an elastic landscape of microscopic to cosmic proportions in search of clues to unlock the mystery of consciousness and mortality.

*Microcosmitor will be presented on a split bill with short works by Title:Point and Gracie Gardner + Charles Quittner.

Target Margin Theater's The Doxsee
232 52nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

$17.87 - Mt. Rushmore

January 4 - 6 @ 7pm

In Mt. Rushmore, an American woman attempts to save her mother from a lifetime of grief and Conservatism by taking the audience on a punk rock, time travel journey to the throws of the rebellious Reagan era.

Triskelion Arts Douglas Elliman Studio Theater
106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

New Works! / Pioneers Go East Collective

January 24 @ 8pm

January 25 @ 8:30pm

New Works! / Pioneers Go East Collective

6 works + 6 artists!  

A series dedicated to LGBTQ and feminist artists curated by Pioneers Go East Collective! Click the link above to learn more!

Vital Joint
109 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Pasty: A Pale Ghost Story

January 21 - 22 @ 8pm* 

Pasty is a bizarre and spooky tale about recurring spectres of quotidian oppression on the verge of bursting apart like sickly marshmallow peeps performing their final death spins in the great American microwave.

* Pasty will share a bill as part of Exponential Variety 1, featuring Exponential artists presenting

pleasurable, thrilling, messy, dreamy new short works.

Rsvp for tickets: ExpFestGloveTix@gmail.com

The Glove
Brooklyn, NY 11221

$23.12 - Red Carrots

January 23 - 27 @ 7pm

January 25 additional late-night show @ 9pm

January 26 and 27 additional matinee @ 3pm

Red Carrots slams upon the plinth of its dance with a sledgehammer, delivering an ear-splitting cacophony, an unruly music, and a shivering quiet; a dance for the anthrophony of this moment. It examines the sound of our physical landscape in a state of destruction, rebuild, a sublime happy sparkle and a crusty shard. Made for four dancers, music and noises, and a suit of marshmallow.

The Brick
579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

$23 - resistance fantasies: strategies for moving toward— and against—

January 24 - 26 @ 6pm

resistance fantasies: strategies for moving toward— and against— is the umbrella title of (i) a come-and-go-as-you-wish dance performance and (ii) a series of somatic experiments/workshops.

Target Margin Theater's The Doxsee
232 52nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

$16.80 SalON!: I Am A Beast With Eyes On All Four Sides.

January 14 @ 7:30pm

This has always been an economy of magic, folks -- good fortune and good fun await. We are here to fill the pockets of your mind with wealths of theater, story, image, information, knowledge, sound and nightmare.

JACK
505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

$23.12 - Secrets of Green-Wood

January 30 - February 2 @ 8pm*

Cynthia goes to Green-Wood Cemetery to see an art installation: “Here Lie the Secrets of the Green-Wood Cemetery."  The piece, by French artist Sophie Calle, invites visitors to place a secret in an underground capsule, to be dug up and burned later.  Cynthia arrives with plenty of secrets, but once her time at the cemetery is over, she’ll have more. 

Secrets of Green-Wood will share a bill with Sexless Cocaine Saturday.

The Brick
579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Sex in Mechanicalville

January 30 - 31 @ 8pm

Sex in Mechanicalville is a dystopian musical based on performance artist Sally Horowitz's character S. the Supplicant. Drawing from Greek tragedy, the films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the writings of Stanislaw Lem and Carl Jung, Sex in Mechanicalville is a psychosexual exploration of technology and identity in the age of digital reproduction. it's a shocking tale synced to the slightly-too-fast pulse of it's nu-disco soundtrack (available via Nicey Music) and offering a zoomed all-the-way-out perspective on the “human" condition. Sex, simulation, dystopia and disco; like dancing on a volcano.

The Glove
Brooklyn, NY 11221

#23.12 - Sexless Cocaine Saturday

January 30 - February 2 @ 8pm*

Brad Brad and Diamond Lily, two staggeringly unqualified bureaucrats, find themselves suddenly tasked with heading the new American Anti-Violence League. They have locked themselves in a basement for problem solving, binge drinking, cocaine and athletics. The duo wake up on Saturday morning with no recollection of the previous 6 days.

Sexless Cocaine Saturday will share a bill with Secrets of Green-Wood.

The Brick
579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

S I – T, Space In – Two

January 4 -5 @ 2pm, 6pm, and 9pm

S I – T, Space In - Two is an “open” non-finished performance, in constant evolution; a research about the space and for the space. Two concepts, two places coexist in Space In: a virtual one, which appears only through the body, and then the physical space, that the body constantly interacts with. The project consults the users about the possibilities of the body, how much it can adapt and conform itself and how much it can change and influence the architecture of the space that embraces it.

Chez Bushwick/Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation
304 Boerum St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

$23 - Sleeping Car Porters

January 17 - 19 @ 8pm*

January 20 @ 3pm*

Title:Point's Sleeping Car Porters is a pitch black comedy that explores western masculine myth through a phantasmagoria of power, violence, and mystery. Two characters, “Billy the Kid” and “Zodiac,” must navigate an unforgiving landscape that forces them to reveal their layered identities to one another while coming to terms with their destructive nature. 

*Sleeping Car Porters will be presented on a split bill with short works by Gracie Gardner + Charles Quittner and Woof Nova.

Target Margin Theater's The Doxsee
232 52nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

$23.12 - TALK BACK

January 4 - 5 @ 8pm

January 5 @ 3pm

January 6 @ 4pm

a live performance event from Built for Collapse

The Brick
579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The Man Who Doesn't Exist

February 1 - 2 @ 8:30pm

I am Shon, the writer and performer of this piece. This past July I realized that I’m not a man. This is a comedy/burlesque show that openly explores my identity and anus.

Vital Joint
109 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

$23 - THE TALMUD

January 10 - 12 @ 7:30pm

January 12 - 13 @ 3pm

“Based on a 5th century Rabbinic text, and, Kung-Fu movies. A classic story of “Evil empire burns down temple, Priest seeks revenge”

Meta-Phys Ed.’s THE TALMUD is a genre-bending performance based on the Talmud and Kung-Fu films about the transmission of ancient traditions and sacred wisdom across generations; from teacher to student and master to disciple.

Target Margin Theater's The Doxsee
232 52nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

The Third Man

January 12 - 13 @ 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm

January 19 - 20 @ 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm

The Million Underscores create a cinematic environment through the triangulation of three different mediums: vocal narration, physical performance and overhead projections. It is a story of desire, obsession, and mystery set in a Metropolis inundated with fog.

The Third Man is a homoerotic performance-noir for two actors, a projectionist, and two audience members.

Vital Joint
109 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

$17.87 - This(HolyGift)

January 18 - 20 @ 7pm

As three post-humans enact a ritual for you, the lights start to come on. The work starts to make sense. There is hope. And as you slowly unplug and return to the spirit, you start to feel good. Only problem is...does anyone else remember the way back? Inspired by Tool's cult album, "Lateralus," This(HolyGift)explores cyborgism, spirituality, and the space where they meet.

Triskelion Arts Douglas Elliman Studio Theater
106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Tinuade Oyelowo

January 21 - 22 @ 8pm* 

Tinuade Oyelowo is a multidisciplinary artist. She centers her work around social justice issues in and around race, gender, political oppression, environmental deterioration, and classism.  With every project she begins with a series of open ended questions that guide her into her creative platform. Tinuade's goal is to create and communicate her visions with same perplexity she is haunted with. She has obtained a B.F.A in Theatre with an emphasis in original works from Cornish College of the Arts and a M.F.A from Brooklyn College’s PIMA (Performance and Interactive and Media Arts) Graduate Program. Collaboratively she has worked with the brand Dear Kate on their “The Perfect Body Campaign”, and one of the oldest public gardens in New York located on 6th and Ave. B as part of a public art piece. She has shown her work at Trestle Gallery, Clemente Soto Vélez Gallery, 7 Dunham Gallery, Art@Renaissance Gallery, Recession Art Gallery, Bushwick Open Studios, and Vital Joint. In 2015 she was one of ten Artist and Residents at the Wassaic Project for the month of April. She has worked with Repertory companies such as Court Theater, Silk Road Theater Project, Milwaukee Repertory Company, Bread and Puppet Theater Company, and Seattle Repertory Company.  She has also worked as an educator for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and guest professorship at Adelphi University. Tinuade now melds her past theatrical and performance art background in with her obsession for environmental visual art and installation based work.

Tinuade Oyelowo will share a bill as part of Exponential Variety 1, featuring Exponential artists presenting  pleasurable, thrilling, messy, dreamy new short works.

The Glove
Brooklyn, NY 11221

$17.87 - Wedgie

January 25 - 27 @ 7pm

In an overly blow dried room

a woman sticks

to a folding lounge chair

the kind at the pool

or sometimes the beach

or lake  

with the vinyl slats

that make these gaps

that your butt keeps slipping through

hers does

a lot

she has

a major wedgie

she cannot

pick

she is

largely dead inside.

Triskelion Arts Douglas Elliman Studio Theater
106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

More information at http://www.theexponentialfestival.org/