Game Play Theatre Festival Returns This Summer
Tired of people calling you an uncultured lout because all you do is play video games? Sure, we know that video games are art, but you know what else is art? Theatre! As in hip, intellectual cutting-edge New York City off-off-Broadway theatre. If you want a little culture in your life, but don’t want to have to actually learn anything about Shakespeare, then head to the Brick Theater’s third annual Game Play Theatre Festival, which is a month-long extravaganza of live performances about video games.
Located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, the Brick will run the festival from July 7th though the 31st. There will not only be plays about video games, but also interactive performance art, along with Alternate Reality Games staged around the city.
Then there’s the video game-themed edition of Nerdlesque, a geek burlesque spectacular that features exotic dancers performing artful routines while dressed as video game characters.
Theater lovers who can’t make the event in person can still see at least one of the shows from anywhere in the world, because one theatre company will be performing scenes from Romeo & Juliet live in World of Warcraft.
Also of interest to theatre-loving nerds is The Brick’s Comic Book Theatre Festival which in currently running through July 1st. You can see some of Player Affinity's reviews of that festival in our comics department. More information on both festivals is available on the Brick's website.