About this event:
If you missed seeing COLOSSAL at Olney Theatre Center in 2014, or want to see it again, you can on December 14th!
The Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA) launches a new pilot program: WAPAVA Presents, a FREE viewing of one of its archived productions from the James J. Taylor Collection, and a panel discussion with production participants.
COLOSSAL, written by Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Will Davis, is an extraordinary story of emotional and physical endurance, love, and family. Structured like a football game (performed in four quarters with a pre-show training session and half-time show), COLOSSAL tells in vivid, physical flashback the story of Young Mike, a college football player who took a hit in a game that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Mike now relives the memory of his accident with the help of a live football squad onstage, finally confronting his demons in the play’s extremely powerful and uplifting conclusion.
COLOSSAL is a recipient of the 2014 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays award and received 4 Helen Hayes awards among its 6 nominations..
Join us on December 14, from 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, for a viewing of COLOSSAL and a panel discussion with invited guests:
Artistic Director Jason Loewith, Scenic Designer Misha Kachman, and Actor James Whalen. Dr. Faedra Chatard Carpenter, Director of Undergraduate Theatre Studies at the University of Maryland College Park, will serve as the moderator.
The event is free and open to the public!
WAPAVA Presents: COLOSSAL and Panel Discussion
Dec 14 at 7:30pm
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Piano Room
2511 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1630
Questions, call 202-780-7754