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Charles Quittner

Charles Quittner (he/they) is the Artistic Director of Brooklyn Rep in the basement of The Glory, a queer bar in East London. Recent directing: All the Fraudulent Horse Girls, In the Basement, God Save the Kink, and Scritches. @cquitty

In Conversation

Brittain Ashford with Charles Quittner

Known for her wistful voice and originating the role of Sonya on Broadway in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Brittain Ashford, the once-front woman for the band Prairie Empire, has released a new album of original music under her own name. A follow-up to 2019’s Drama Club, a collection of musical theatre songs “run through a David Lynch filter,” Trotter (which shares her late father’s surname) sees Ashford looking back at a period just after her Broadway debut. In true Ashfordian form, the crooner of melancholy manages to find strange optimism in the grieving process.

Brick by Brick by Buchheister

On January 1, Williamsburg’s The Brick Theater welcomed Theresa Buchheister as its new Artistic Director. Founded by Michael Gardner in 2002, The Brick has been North Brooklyn’s home for eclectic works and experimental plays—ones so unique they’ve even starred my dog. Since taking over, Buchheister has stepped up with bolder and more focused programming, but that all changed once COVID—and revolution—hit. Now, The Brick is an outpost for protestors and the houseless community.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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