BrickaBrack has announced the appointment of Ensemble Member Amy Nielson to the newly created position of Associate Artistic Director. A performer, director, choreographer, and costumer, Amy hails from Utah and came to NY four years ago via the Bay Area, where she met BrickaBrack's Artistic Director, Gabriel Grilli.
Grilli notes, "Amy has been a long-term supporter of BrickaBrack since our founding, and a dear friend of mine for many years now. She was instrumental in helping to establish the company in NY, and her capacity to lead, artistic curiosity, and commitment are second to none. In our rehearsals and workshops, Amy exhibits a plethora of skills and areas of expertise which I'm still discovering. For instance, I'd known her for years before learning that she was a docent at SF MOMA. I had no idea the extent of her knowledge and passion for visual art - it's crazy! She has an insatiable hunger for learning. Amy's been a company leader since we moved to NYC, and this position in actuality simply reflects the extent of her involvement with BrickaBrack. We're so fortunate to have her with us on this journey.”
Nielson's role as Associate Artistic Director will involve helping coordinate artistic initiatives (including Ensemble work & long term planning), building relationships with artists/collaborators, leading specific artistic projects/explorations, and developing partnerships/residencies/company expansion opportunities.
"I am so grateful to have found a creative home with BrickaBrack." says Nielson, "I knew from its inception that this company would be a place for artists to engage, explore and entertain. We need more theatre like this. I'm looking forward to what Brickabrack will contribute to the New York community and beyond."
Musings by the BrickaBrack Ensemble