David Brick

Bessie Schonberg Residency Mentor


David Brick (mentor) David Brick is Co-Director of Headlong — a platform for performance and art research based in Philadelphia since 1993; and he is Director of the Headlong Performance Institute, an immersive training program for creating experimental performance that occurs every fall in Philadelphia. He collaborates formally and informally with director Dan Rothenberg including a play currently running in NYC thru June 26, The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise by provocative Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada. Mostly, David creates performance and community in Headlong with collaborators Amy Smith, Mark Lord and Maiko Matsushima.  His current project, Island, tries to make the world as it is with interactive installations that include climbing into the belly of a space-age buddha, an invisible performance that is happening everywhere and a dance about a woman who makes an island from flotsam and jetsam and casts herself adrift on the Seto inland sea with a Japanese raccoon dog known as a tanuki.