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DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney
       
     
DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Dead Brains is the winner of The Kennedy Center’s National AIDS Fund/CFDA-Vogue Initiative Award for Playwriting.

Henry and Philly have gotten a little caught up in the fantasy. No truth. No regret. No boundaries. Artist and muse, they are idols in their own minds. Enter Corey – vulnerable and real. Now a decision must be made about his role in their game. It’s time to change the rules. Again and again and again. In Erik Champney’s dark and often hilarious thriller, art is dangerous and nothing is sacred.

A Word On Dead Brains: "Dead Brains is a violent and sensual new play. It expands the form of the thriller to emanate a bone-chilling quality. Woven together by moments of firing dialogue and profoundly sensitive and shocking monologues, ‘Dead Brains’ is viciously funny yet brutally effective. There is spectacular tension and real danger in this fearless work, which is complimented by its almost non-existent aesthetic. It is a play laid bare on the canvas of the stage."

- Jake Smith, Resident Director of The Almeida Theatre

Pictured: Richard Wingert (L) as Henry and Matt Maretz as Corey in the Jim Kierstead production of Dead Brains, directed by Adam Chisnall for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. New York Premiere. Photo: Bryan Cash.

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DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Pictured: Matt Maretz as Corey (L), Richard Wingert as Henry, and Ellie Gossage as Philly in Dead Brains by Erik Champney. This production was presented by Jim Kierstead and directed by Adam Chisnall for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. New York Premiere. Photo: Bryan Cash.

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DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Pictured: Ellie Gossage as Philly (L) and Richard Wingert as Henry in Dead Brains by Erik Champney. This production was presented by Jim Kierstead and directed by Adam Chisnall for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. New York Premiere. Photo: Bryan Cash.

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DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Ellie Gossage (L) as Philly and Richard Wingert as Henry in Dead Brains by Erik Champney. This production was presented by Jim Kierstead and directed by Adam Chisnall for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. New York Premiere. Photo: Bryan Cash.

DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney
       
     
DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Pictured: Ellie Gossage (L) as Philly and Richard Wingert as Henry in Dead Brains by Erik Champney. This production was presented by Jim Kierstead and directed by Adam Chisnall for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. New York Premiere. Photo: Bryan Cash.

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DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Pictured: Richard Wingert (L) as Henry and Matt Maretz as Corey in Dead Brains by Erik Champney. This production was presented by Jim Kierstead and directed by Adam Chisnall for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. New York Premiere. Photo: Bryan Cash.

DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney
       
     
DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Pictured: Richard Wingert as Henry in Dead Brains by Erik Champney. This production was presented by Jim Kierstead and directed by Adam Chisnall for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. New York Premiere. Photo: Bryan Cash.

DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney
       
     
DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Pictured: Richard Wingert (L) as Henry and Matt Maretz as Corey in Dead Brains by Erik Champney. This production was presented by Jim Kierstead and directed by Adam Chisnall for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. New York Premiere. Photo: Bryan Cash.

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DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Pictured: Matt Maretz (on the floor) as Corey and Richard Wingert as Henry in Dead Brains by Erik Champney. This production was presented by Jim Kierstead and directed by Adam Chisnall for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. New York Premiere. Photo: Bryan Cash.

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DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Pictured: Richard Wingert (L) as Henry and Ellie Gossage as Philly in Dead Brains by Erik Champney. This production was presented by Jim Kierstead and directed by Adam Chisnall for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. New York Premiere. Photo: Bryan Cash.

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DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Pictured: Emily Vise (L) and David Hogan in the Seattle Fringe Festival production of Dead Brains, written by Erik Champney and directed by Megan Carter.

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DEAD BRAINS by Erik Champney

Kenny Shults (L) and Brian Erlich in Dead Brains, written by Erik Champney and directed by John Morace. Bay Area Playwrights Festival.