The Silent Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents a new site-specific, immersive play, Incomplete Conversations, running October 28 through November 23 at Tapestry Fellowship Church, 3824 W. Irving Park, Chicago.
The ensemble cast includes Columbia College alumni Brendan Balfe ’05 (BA Theatre), Paul Brennan ’17 (BA Cinema Art + Science), Robyn Coffin ’02 (BA Acting), Lauren Fisher ’05 (BA Acting), Gillian Hastings ’05 (BA Acting), Victor Holstein ’04 (BA Acting), Curtis M. Jackson ’08 (BA Acting), Zoe Sapienza ’16 (BA Acting), June Thiele ’09 (BA Acting), and Dina Marie Walters ’01 (BA Acting).
The production team includes Columbia College alums Evan Sierminski ’11 (BA Acting), Music Director; Tonika Todorova ’02 (BA Theatre), Production Manager; Curtis M. Jackson, Assistant Director; and Mary Patchell ’07, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, as Stage Manager.
The play — written by Nell Voss in collaboration with production manager/Silent Theatre artistic director Tonika Todorova and the cast members — takes place in every room of the church and explores the emotional shockwaves of an unexpected death within a family and a church community. The audience is invited to enter and immerse themselves in multi-dimensional action that will fill up all the spaces in this real church where a family prepares to bury a young pastor, say their goodbyes, and maybe find out who killed him. For tickets, click here.