Experimental movement play debuts at Meadows this weekend

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“Galatea,” a production by Prism Movement Co., premieres tomorrow night at the Trinity Groves Warehouses.

Conceived by SMU alumnus Jeffrey Colangelo and current SMU theater student Katy Tye, “Galatea” is a continuation of the movement piece Colangelo put on last year in the Bob Hope Theater.

With no dialogue, the performance uses massive amounts of paper, aerial silks and weight-sharing techniques to explore artistic creation and the meaning of being human.

“After the show finished, Katy and I were like ‘we gotta do it again.’ It was just so successful and people loved it so much,” Colangelo said.

Although the show was incredibly popular when it premiered, Colangelo is switching up the formula and adapting the performance to the new venue at the Trinity
Grove Warehouses.

Colangelo and Tye searched for six months before finding an affordable space with
enough room.

“First of all, the set is something else. It’s something we’re really proud of,”
Colangelo said.

“They [the audience] will be in the space with us so things will be a lot closer up,”
Colango said.

SMU alumnus Trigg Watson was enlisted as a magic consultant for the performance. Audience members can likely expect the addition of a few illusions.

Colangelo and the almost- exclusively-SMU-based cast and crew have been rehearsing since March.

Tickets are on sale for the performances starting Saturday and ending April 25.

All performance times are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door and $12
for early birds.

Check out the SMU Meadows website for more info on the play, as well as more upcoming Meadows events.

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