UPCOMING + NEWS

TWISTED JUNIPER NAMED A EUGENE O'NEILL 2022 NPC FINALIST

You Can Tell from the Twisted Juniper reached the Finalist round of the 2022 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, where approximately 60 of 1200+ submissions make it to this phase of the process. “This exceptional assemblage of writers and their work represent the forefront of artistry, curiosity, and perspective. These voices are essential to our shared understanding of the human experience as they imagine thrilling theatrical and social futures across their work. We highly encourage you to investigate and connect with these artists and firmly believe they deserve the attention of a national new work audience.”

BEING UP IN HERE

AND ALL THE BUSINESSES THAT DON'T CONCERN YOU @ BRICK AUX

A Staged Reading Written + Directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps

Sunday, December 18, 2022 @ 7pm | Brick Aux 628 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, NY

Being Up in Here and All the Other Businesses that Don't Concern You follows best friends Aaliyah and Eli, who get magic shoes and run On Their Way—as far as space and as near as the GnM’s bodega in Brownsville—to reach The Final Destination, where they're to meet neighborhood matriarch Mama She. But what happens when they make the unfamiliar familiar and run off course?

COMMISSION FOR THE WORKSHOP THEATER'S 2022 OUT OF THE HAT FESTIVAL

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | ART/NY 520 8th Ave

Marissa has been commissioned to write for The Workshop Theater's Annual Out of the Hat Festival. This festival's theme this year is "New York City." Stay tuned for more information and tickets.

BB BRECHT & THE WORK-IN-PROGRESS EPIC ADVENTURE 2023 WORLD TOUR @ THE PUBLIC THEATER'S UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL

Created by Miranda Haymon In collaboration with New Georges and The Hodgepodge Group

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 7pm + Saturday, January 21, 2023 @ 7pm | Shiva Theater at The Public

bb brecht is a cabaret star.

bb brecht is an influencer.

bb brecht wants to willkommen you back.

In this anarchic, queer, and very Black cabaret series, bb brecht explores alienation, didacticism, and epicness in a 21st century world using unboxing videos, green screens, TikToks, autotune - whatever our churning culture may hand him. He gives lectures, shakes his ass, performs songs, and shares his skin routine (you’re welcome). bb brecht is the alter ego of creator Miranda Haymon. But are they more Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Beyoncé and Sasha Fierce? Auf geht’s!

BB BRECHT'S HOLIDAY YULETIDE SPECTACULAR @ DIXON PLACE

Created by Miranda Haymon In collaboration with New Georges and The Hodgepodge Group

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 @ 8pm | Dixon Place

bb brecht DJ set & special guest pop-up performances: following the performance, upstairs in the cabaret lounge!??

bb brecht is Miranda Haymon’s alter ego and the star of an anarchic, queer, and very Black cabaret series in which bb brecht explores alienation, didacticism, and epicness in a 21st century world using unboxing videos, green screens, TikToks, autotune - whatever our churning culture may hand him.

RECENT

BLUE FIRE BURNS THE HOTTEST | THE BRICK X EXPONENTIAL FESTIVAL 2022

written + directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps | Fall 2022 World Premiere

September 16-18, 22-24, 2022 | The Brick 579 Metropolitan Ave.

"The mortal fear must be running high in the veins…"

Two men—two rivals—who, after holding out for years, finally come to a now abandoned boxing ring that their fathers, and their fathers’ fathers, and so on and so forth fought in to fight for their lives and to claim themselves as the “greatest.” In the midst of jabs and hooks, and crosses and uppercuts, Blue Fire Burns the Hottest finds these men, whether consciously or unconsciously, figuring out who they are in relation to higher power. Blue Fire Burns the Hottest was selected as part of The Exponential Festival 2022. | more info here

DEADBODYDEADBODYDEADBODY @ ARS NOVA'S ANT FEST 2022

created + directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps | Spring 2022 World Premiere

Tuesday, June 7th @ 7PM | Ars Nova 511 West 54th Street | streamable here

"It's cold like dead bodies…"

There’s Johnson #1’s clam chowder at 5am and Johnson #2’s daily prayer at 7am. There’s Johnson #1’s hour-long shit and there’s Johnson #2’s hour-long jog. There’s Johnson #2’s 2 hours of restless sleep and there’s Johnson #1’s 5 hours of loneliness. deadbodydeadbodydeadbody is an invitation to voyeur into two unbeknownst rivals as they see sunrise and sunset… and sunrise and sunset… and sunrise and sunset… deadbodydeadbodydeadbody is the 72 hours before the start of the boxing match of the century, the generational death match, that is Blue Fire Burns the Hottest. Can preparation ever be on point?