The Brick Theatre in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which every summer christens a theatre festival of a different theme, will present “The $ellout Festival” in 2006. Dates are June 2 to July 2. The Brick, located at 575 Metropolitan Avenue, between Union and Lorimer Streets has subtitled the fest a “corporate sponsored, commercially viable and artistically void summer event!” Artists are asked to submit for consideration, “works relating to the theme of selling out…. All works must be at least 45 minutes in length to be considered. World premieres and NY Premieres are preferred and all productions must be exclusive to The $ellout Festival during the months of April-August 2006.” “Looking for a home for that pointless Neil Simon revival? We’ll take it!” said co- artistic director Michael Gardner in a prepared statement. “Want to roast a celebrity for the press coverage? Bring it on! Give us your formulaic crowd pleasers and celebrity cash cows! And yes, we will take a real performance piece with social commentary about selling out.”
Application forms can be downloaded at www.bricktheater.com.
Past festival themes were “The Hell Festival” (2004) and “The Moral Values Festival” (2005).