Double Yolk Moon (work-in-progress) is created, performed by, and about two friends, Bex and Sophia, whose friendship began because people consistently confused them for each other. Lit only by overhead projectors, the performers use shadow puppetry and archival audio to form dreamscapes that explore both the absurdity and revelation of their sameness. The performance is a site of tender resistance and rebellion, where the two friends interrupt stories they have been told about themselves with the stories that they want to tell. Through shadow, sound, and movement, they unearth contradictions in their relationship to family mythologies, histories of foreignness, and kinship as queer Chinese people in the United States.
This work was created, in part, with a space grant from BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Jerome Foundation.
General Admission: Seated
Bex Kwan and Sophia Mak are not the same person. However, being housemates and friends who are both queer, Chinese, gender non-conforming, and performers of roughly the same height (Bex is an inch and a half taller), people kept confusing them for each other even though they had just met. Together, they peel back their alleged sameness to explore histories of foreignness, family mythologies, and tender friendship. Where will their mirrors of each other fail, and where will they be transformative? Both alumni of EMERGENYC—the Hemispheric Institute New York Emerging Performers Program, Bex and Sophia were a part of Brooklyn Arts Exchange’s 2018 Upstart Program. They were selected for The Brick’s 2018 Trans Theatre Festival and are recipients of the Brooklyn Arts Exchange Fall 2018 Space Grant.
The intimate, flexible studio space within BRIC House is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists, with an audience capacity of 50-75 for rehearsals and performances in a workshop setting.
For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online.