Happy New Year, Friends!
I can't believe it, but BrickaBrack turns seven this year... SEVEN! Seven years feels strangely epic in the life of a small theatre company like ours... so much has happened, so many projects, moving from Oakland to NY, huge changes in our social and political landscape -- but here we are seven years later, continuing to make work and pursue the dream!
Speaking of dreams, Amy and I had a great meeting today laying out our goals for the year ahead. We're excited to develop new artistic projects, training opportunities, partnerships, and avenues towards our financial goals. One thing we're both determined to do in 2019 is to make genuine efforts to foster community. In an era where we can easily feel disconnected or isolated despite all our means of technological interaction, we were discussing the value of showing up -- actually being in a space and engaging with people face to face. Any hey - guess what? - that's exactly what our work with BrickaBrack is about. Isn't it funny? The things that resonate with us as people often bring us back to the reasons we make theatre -- and specifically, theatre that seeks to engage in a direct, engaging, personal way.
So we look forward to connecting with you - IN PERSON - in the year ahead, and to welcoming you or re-connecting with you if you're already a part of our community.
Wishing you all a very joyous and prosperous 2019 full of true connection!
Founding Artistic Director
Musings by the BrickaBrack Ensemble