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we tell stories you’ve never heard before

Exposed Brick Theatre is dedicated to telling the untold stories through theatre and performance art.  We create opportunities for audiences and artists to grow beyond their own personal experience and view their world from new and multiple perspectives. By creating original work that dissects unexamined subject matter, we give voice to silenced issues and populations with the overall intention of fostering an authentic understanding across divides.

who we are

Exposed Brick Theatre was founded in 2004 by Aamera Siddiqui & Suzy Messerole.

Aamera Siddiqui was born in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania to South Asian parents, and she considers herself to be a global nomad.  Her childhood experiences in three separate continents have culminated in a career as a multi-disciplinary artist. She has been performing in various theaters throughout Minneapolis, Minnesota for the past 10 years.  As a playwright, Aamera is a two time recipient of the Many Voices fellowship and her play CHUP received a staged reading at the Playwrights’ Center and was chosen for a staged reading and workshop at the National Asian American Theatre Conference.   Her newest piece, currently titled Chisel, was first read as part of the U.S.-Based Artist Showcase at the Women Playwrights’ International Conference in Mumbai, India.

Suzy Messerole began life in a town of 400 in Iowa and has been slowly climbing the population ladder ever since.  As a director, she has worked at numerous theatres in the Twin Cities including History Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Pillsbury House Theatre, the University of MN/Guthrie Theatre BFA program, among others.  Her great passion is directing new work and she has directed the world premieres of Allison Moore’s Split, Stacey Parshall’s Shipside and Jeany Park’s 100 Men’s Wife.  She is the recipient of a 2007 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through which she wrote Venus Nefanda.  Suzy is also the Associate Artistic Director of the History Theatre and a teaching artist for Children’s Theatre Company and Upstream Arts.

Artistic Associates: Jenny Dodgson, Peter Jensen, Eliza Rasheed, Rebecca J. Wall