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Brace for Impact!

Opening Date: May 19, 2023

Closing Date: Jun 10, 2023

Running Time: 01:00

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The Tank

312 W 36th St. New York, NY 10018

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Shiva, a flight attendant, fights to stay focused on the job while her father’s body is being cremated. On the flight, with the help of a disheveled clown only she can see, she navigates moments in her life in which she destroys that which she loves. Only after there’s nothing left to wreck will she find the power of forgiveness and regeneration. 

Grief is at the center of this dark comedy. Between questionable safety demonstrations and vodka-only drink service, Shiva purges all her relationships that define her as a ‘liberated woman’. From her no-holds-barred relationship with her mother, to the many men in her life–doctors, pilots, cousins, her ‘wonderful’ husband and most importantly her dad. After every experience, every self-inflicted trauma, new armors come up, but like a Maori ready to dance the Haka, Shiva braces herself to go to work, war, love and also to celebrate fucking life.

The TANK presents, in association with Always Wild Content, Brace for Impact!, a fantastical dark comedy written and performed by Maia Nikiphoroff and directed by Devon M. Schwartz.
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Maia Nikiphoroff


Devon M. Schwartz

Written by

Maia Nikiphoroff

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