Maz and Bricks
By Eva O’Connor
Directed by Rex Daugherty
PWYC Previews June 9 & 10
Performances June 11 - 26
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Runtime 75 minutes
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Solas Nua will produce the Washington premiere of Maz and Bricks by Eva O’Connor, an award-winning new playwright from Ireland. Directed by Artistic Director of Theatre, Rex Daugherty, this timely play was an audience favorite from our play reading series, now taking center stage at The Atlas Performing Arts Center.
Maz and Bricks is a passionate, angry, funny and touching play which tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a 'Repeal the Eighth' demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible. Maz and Bricks delves deep into the issue of reproductive rights in Ireland to ask what does it mean to be alive in Ireland today and what really makes it all worthwhile?
Emily Kester* and Jonathan Feuer*
*Appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Choreography - Ashleigh King
Co-Choreography - Rex Daugherty
Lighting Design - Helen Garcia-Alton
Scenic Design/Technical Director - Nadir Bey
Sound Design - Gordon Nimmo-Smith
Stage Manager - Samantha Leahan
Assistant Stage Manager - Mary Doebel
Assistant Producer/Dramaturg/Costume Stylist - Charlotte La Nasa
Eva O’Connor’s work has won the prestigious Fringe First and a Lustrum Award at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and she was named as one of Broadcast’s Hot Shots, which celebrated the outstanding work of women under 30 making waves in the TV industry
Read what the critics have said about the play:
‘particularly timely… excruciatingly funny… powerful’
‘a provocative comedy… a compelling story… spins our imagination… shines with stellar authenticity… immaculate comic timing… funny, sharp script’
— Sunday Times
‘Marvellous theatre… as beautiful a piece of insight and writing as I’ve seen in a very long time… extraordinary…almost perfect and unmissable piece of deeply moving drama’
— Sunday Independent
‘an audacious and multi-layered script…fast, witty and spot-on’
★★★★★ Fringe Guru
PREVIOUS POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS
Karen Mulhauser - June 10
The President of Mulhauser and Associates and former Executive Director of NARAL, the National Abortion Rights Action League, Karen Mulhauser, joins Solas Nua to discuss the organization and mobilization of activists and the fight for reproductive freedom for every body.
Heather Booth - June 17
Heather Booth is a political strategist focused on progressive issues and electoral campaigns. A founder of the Jane Collective, an underground service providing abortion access before Roe v. Wade, Heather joins us to share her experiences plus thoughts on what a post-Roe world might look like and what we can do about it.
Catholics for Choice - June 25
Book your tickets now for Maz and Bricks and stick around for our upcoming panel discussion with Catholics for Choice on June 25th! Catholics for Choice, is a nonprofit that “lifts up the voices of the majority of Catholics who believe in reproductive freedom.” They’ll join us after the show to chat about their work on a variety of issues that impact people's access to comprehensive reproductive care.