Starbox creator Mattie Brickman ’05, center, with actors Emma Worth ’05 and Daniel Kublick ’08 in Bryant Park. (Photo courtesy Mattie Brickman ’05)
Audience members attending Starbox, a performance event in Manhattan’s Bryant Park premiering Friday evening, July 23, have to get in line for the free show. But they won’t know whether the person standing next to them is another audience member or one of the 28 actors in the performance piece, written by playwright Mattie Brickman ’05 in conjunction with art.party.theater.company. The audience members will eavesdrop on the scripted conversations of actors while they wait their turn to enter the Starbox, where a celebrity awaits. Meanwhile they will find themselves in the circus that follows a celebrity stampede, says Brickman.
The actors — including Daniel Kublick ’08 and Emma Worth ’05 — will play other people waiting in line to see the star, such as out-of-towners, Twitter girls who are obsessed with figuring out who is in the box, a man coming home from a scaffolding gig, and the star’s entourage of agents, stylists, journalists, and production assistants.