Zilch was  performed with an expanded concept and cast as a full length evening performance  at Satori, 3003 Locust St.,

St. Louis, MO 63103

 

Performance artist Tom Brady created and directed Zilch, inspired by Elie Weisel’s book Night, published in 1958. Brady's Zilch transports audiences from his studio Satori to a horrific night in the midsts of the Holocaust.

 

Zilch speaks to add voice to these heroic martyrs, amplifiying their sacrifice for for contemporary audiences—lest we forget.

 

In Zilch, Brady  partners with Choregrapher Monica Newsam and together they create a visceral experience challenging the definitions of dance, theatre, sound. 

Zilch
Zilch

Thomas Brady copyright January 2010

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Zilch
Zilch

Thomas Brady copyright January 2010 Photographer Wesley Law

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Zilch 5.jpg

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Zilch
Zilch

Thomas Brady copyright January 2010

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Fogdog, inspired by the Anthony Van Eck painting of Agostino Pallavinci (1826), Brady creates a compelling study of this powerful, very human man as he examines the privilege and the crushing costs of seeking and

maintaining power.

Fogdog Act 1 Illustration
Fogdog Act 1 Illustration

Thomas Brady copyright 2010

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Fogdog Act 1 Composite
Fogdog Act 1 Composite

Thomas Brady copyright January 2010

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Fogdog Act 3
Fogdog Act 3

Thomas Brady copyright January 2010

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Fogdog Act 1 Illustration
Fogdog Act 1 Illustration

Thomas Brady copyright 2010

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3Row Poles to Enlightenment  was originally performed in Milan Italy, 2004. In St. Louis, Brady invited Monica Newsam to join him, resulting in a series of  collaborations. 3Row beautifully tells the story of discovery, compassion and loss. 

3Row Poles to Enlightenment
3Row Poles to Enlightenment

Originally performed in Milano Italy in 2004 at the Generative Arts Conferencecreated, composed and performed performance artist Tom BradyThomas Brady. copyright January 2003

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3Row Poles to Enlightenment
3Row Poles to Enlightenment

Tom Brady and Monica Newsam Thomas Brady copyright January 2003

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3Row Poles to Enlightenment
3Row Poles to Enlightenment

Tom Brady and Monica Newsam Thomas Brady copyright January 2003

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3Row Poles to Enlightenment
3Row Poles to Enlightenment

Originally performed in Milano Italy in 2004 at the Generative Arts Conferencecreated, composed and performed performance artist Tom BradyThomas Brady. copyright January 2003

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Boxes was originally performed in New York at Franklin Furnance. As an evolution, Man in the Box was created along with an original musical score. It asks questions, struggles with isolation, and comments on ones inability to speak out for oneself.

Man in the Box
Man in the Box

Boxes was originally performed in New York in 1979 at Franklin Furnace. I am currently developing this work to be recreated in yet another expanded form. Watch Calendar for details. Thomas Brady Copyright January 1979.

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Man in the Box
Man in the Box

Decades later in 2006 Man in the Box inspired and by the 1979 version was expanded and performed at 3 Sinks Gallery in Webster GRoves MO Thomas Brady Copyright January 1979.

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Man in the Box
Man in the Box

Thomas Brady Copyright January 1979.

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Man in the Box
Man in the Box

Boxes was originally performed in New York in 1979 at Franklin Furnace. I am currently developing this work to be recreated in yet another expanded form. Watch Calendar for details. Thomas Brady Copyright January 1979.

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Sore/Soar was created exploring vertical space, presence, and absence. Sore/Soar  studies the universal desire for transcendence. This composition stakes claim to not merely survive but to place ones feet on the edge of the bluff, push off, and Soar.

Sore Soar
Sore Soar

This piece originally performered at Thomas Jefferson School St. Louis MO. Since then it has been performed numberous times. Photogrqapher BiBi Erdeg Thomas Brady Copyright 2008

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Sore/Soar
Sore/Soar

Photogrqapher BiBi Erdeg Thomas Brady Copyright 2008

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Sore/Soar
Sore/Soar

Photogrqapher BiBi Erdeg Thomas Brady Copyright 2008

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Sore Soar
Sore Soar

This piece originally performered at Thomas Jefferson School St. Louis MO. Since then it has been performed numberous times. Photogrqapher BiBi Erdeg Thomas Brady Copyright 2008

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Prodigal presented with the full moon rising on seven starry nights in Forest Park, Shakespeare Glen, Tom Brady created, directed, composed, and performed this challenging work in collaboration with Choreographer Monica Newsam, twenty- one performers, 35 technicians, and dozens of volunteers.

Prodigal
Prodigal

Produced,Created, Directed, Composed by performance artist Tom Brady in collaboration with Choreographer Monica Newsam. Thomas Brady copyright September 2006

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Prodigal
Prodigal

Thomas Brady copyright September 2006

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Prodigal
Prodigal

Thomas Brady copyright September 2008

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Prodigal
Prodigal

Produced,Created, Directed, Composed by performance artist Tom Brady in collaboration with Choreographer Monica Newsam. Thomas Brady copyright September 2006

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Crescent
Crescent

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Crescent
Crescent

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Crescent
Crescent

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Crescent
Crescent

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3 Sinks
3 Sinks

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3 Sinks
3 Sinks

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ALIVE
ALIVE

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ALIVE
ALIVE

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Loving You
Loving You

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Why D 3
Why D 3

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Loving You
Loving You

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Crescent, a solo performance, weaves an original pre-recorded text reflecting on lIves and possibilities—once here and

instantly gone. 

3Sinks Gallery   HDIGH-WAIS 

How did I get here and why am I staying? For six weeks Brady created multiple shorts, performances that expressed a single thought or feeing. HDIGH-WAIS was one such piece that explored Brady's fascination with altered spaces—stage

as sculpture. 

3 Sinks Gallery

Capture of the Virgin Psyche

For this piece, Brady created costumes abstracting the performers reality and form. Drawn to 5th to 15th century Byzantine Icons, Brady creates a performance filled with visuals that go beyond imagery capturing the presence of the invisible.

Traces studies early evidence of existence. Brady's explorations here are based on his observations that masks reveal more than they conceal. Traces evidences the essence of being left for others to see and know.

Traces
Traces

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Butterball
Butterball

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Traces
Traces

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Traces at COCA was a continuation of Brady's fascination with the absence and presence —visible and invisible—traces of one who has gone before, and a longing for a return of those who are lost.

Traces at COCA
Traces at COCA

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Traces at COCA
Traces at COCA

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Loving YOU—Images Masked to Reveal

For some, acknowledging anger and pain is difficult. In this work, anger, shame, and sorrow becomes the visual vocabulary.