written by Ashleigh Hicks, directed by Sarah J Culkin
Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes (incl. intermission)
Venue: Studio Theatre at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns
Age Rating: 16+
ASL INTERPRETED: Featuring interpreters Deanna Brouet, Jenni Stevens, and Christine Kozub.
Brick Shithouse deals directly with themes of interpersonal violence, self-harm, domestic abuse, substance abuse, dubious consent in sexual situations, and explicit language.
A brash, bare-knuckle ensemble performance wrestling with themes of cyclical poverty, self-destruction, weird and queer sexuality, and participatory exploitation: Brick Shithouse gets up close and personal with seven capricious “best friends” as they livestream their makeshift fight club to earn some extra cash.
As a new work in progress, Brick Shithouse is being actively developed by playwright Ashleigh Hicks with collaborating artists in preparation for a premiere production with Found Festival 2024. This summer, get a sneak peek at the earliest stages of new play development with this special progress presentation.
In collaboration with: Sarah J Culkin, Evan Medd, and Even Gilchrist
Featuring: Jasmine Hopfe, Ryan Blair, Alexander Ariate, Sophie May Healey, Mohamed Ahmed, Erin Pettifor, and Moses Kouyaté
HOW TO ENJOY BRICK SHITHOUSE:
Enter the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns through the administrative door (southwest corner of the building facing McIntyre Park and 83 Avenue). A volunteer will direct you to the theatre. The Fringe Theatre Arts Barns are wheelchair accessible, and audience will be seated for the entire performance.