GAME PLAY:
A CELEBRATION OF VIDEO GAME PERFORMANCE ART

Genre: Festival, Other

Is art playable? Are video games cinematic? Is machinima theatrical? Are smartphones a stage? Is there an architecture that connects these diverse media forms? What boundaries can be broken within (and without) the walls of an Off-Off Broadway Theater to change your view? With the increasing maturity of the modern video game, the possibilities for multi-media cross-over artworks cry out to be explored. 

Boot up your think pad, open your horizon expansion application and prepare to log in to The Brick’s GAME PLAY: A CELEBRATION OF VIDEO GAME PERFORMANCE ART

Game Play explores the collision of technology, theater, performance art, and video game culture by staging the collaborative work of performance and media artists across the digital spectrum.

For more information about game play presentations and performances, please visit www.bricktheater.com/gameplay.


GAME PLAY PRESENTATIONS

GAME PARTY NIGHTS! (FREE–$7)
Opening Night Preview Cabaret & Party—July 9, 8pm, FREE!
Featuring “Real World Instant Messaging” by artist Kurt Bigenho. www.unfinished.com

Rock Band Karaoke Night—July 16, 11pm, $5
Play Rock Band in a theater! Karaoke-style!

Babycastles—July 17, 11pm, $7
With playable local video games by NY game designers. www.babycastles.com

Chiptunes Dance Party—July 24, 11pm, $5
Party to 1980s/’90s video game–inspired Chiptunes with Video-Game Projections!

 

VIDEO GAME PERFORMANCES! ($15)

Grand Theft Ovid
Sat July 10, 3pm; Sun July 11, 4:30pm; Wed July 14, 7pm; Sat July 17, 5pm; Sun July 18, 2pm; Thurs July 22, 7pm; Sat July 24, 7pm; Sun July 25, 5pm

Kewl-Aid Man in Second Life
www.koolaidmaninsecondlife.com
Sat July 10, 10pm

Modal Kombat
www.modalkombat.com
Sat July 10, 8pm; Fri July 16, 9pm; Sat July 17, 2pm; Thurs July 22, 9pm; Sat July 24, 9pm

A Short Lecture of a Different Time
www.8bithistorian.com
Sun July 11, 2pm; Thurs July 15, 7pm; Tuesday July 20, 8pm; Fri July 23, 7pm; Sat July 24, 2pm

Theater of the Arcade: Five Classic Video Games Adapted for the Stage
Tues July 13, 8pm; Thurs July 15, 9pm; Fri July 16, 7pm; Sat July 17, 7pm; Sun July 18, 7pm; Wed July 21, 8pm; Fri July 23, 9pm; Sun July 25, 2pm

 

ONGOING GAME INSTALLATIONS!

Chess
www.eriksanner.com

The Wrench
www.knifeandfork.org


About the Company: The Brick Theater

The Brick Theater, Inc. is a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to nurturing the work of emerging artists at its performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - The Brick. The Brick presents world premieres, monthly performance series and seasonal festivals, expanding Williamsburg's profile as a destination for cutting-edge art and entertainment. The Brick continues to seek new artists and projects, to provide them with a creative home and to serve as Williamsburg's primary incubator of innovative theater arts.

Open:   07/07/10
Close:   07/25/10

Schedule:
Please visit www.bricktheater.com/gameplay
Theater:   Brick Theater
Address:   575 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Cost:FREE-$20
Buy Tickets Online or Call: TheaterMania at 212-352-3101
Company: The Brick Theater         Official Web Site: www.bricktheater.com