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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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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