About the Production
Collidescope 2.0 is the second iteration of the original premiere production Collidescope: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America, adapted for the University of Massachusetts-Amherst campus and community. Still centering the exploration of America’s history of violence directed at African Americans, Collidescope 2.0 differs from its predecessor by including scenes and research reflective of the local community’s history.
Following the premiere production, Collidescope (2014), Ping Chong and Company created a new touring model that transforms the original Collidescope production into a flexible performance platform that can address racial history in communities around the United States, incorporating local historical events through documentary material, devised theatrical responses to recent community events, and personal experiences of individual performers.
Production Team And Cast
Conceived, Written and Directed by
Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks
C. Webster March
Production Stage Manager
Nicolas Brix, Tyler DiBenedetto, Lily Filippatos, Kyle Hartmann, Mark Hawkins, Sabine Jacques, Terell James Jones, Ellen Keith, Barbara Kirby, Anderson Lara, John McPhee, Jerry Ng, Jordan Reed, Uno Servida, Tanya Stockler and Robyn Sutton-Fernandez
Rand Theater, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA (April 2016)