BRIC House, a multidisciplinary arts complex in downtown Brooklyn that is set to open in 2013, has commissioned four artists for its inaugural Fireworks residency program. Among them is David Levine, who directed the excellent Habit, a 90-minute one-act play that was performed on a loop for eight hours a day. He will present Wow, an experimental opera inspired by Milli Vanilli, a collaboration with Joe Diebes and Christian Hawkey.
In Habit, a 90-minute play directed by David Levine and performed on a loop for eight hours a day at a warehouse space attached to Essex Street Market, there’s a one-bedroom house with the windows and doors knocked out and no roof. There are three actors inside and, depending upon what time you arrive or what their mood is like or any number of other variables, they are either snorting cocaine, showering, eating cereal, microwaving frozen pizza, firing a gun at each other, asleep or dead. At a certain point during any loop, one of them will always put on Captain Beefheart. Another will always get dressed. Another will flush the coke down the toilet and produce a gun. Beyond that, things are mostly unpredictable.