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Alums Jeff Colangelo and Katy Tye are Painting the Town with Their New Work (Literally)

Jeff Colangelo's upcoming production, Prism, is back for round two, and there's plenty of paint for the audience

By Ally Van Deuren

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It is hard to find a production in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that Jeff Colangelo hasn’t worked on.

Fight choreographer, writer, actor, creator and director alike, Colangelo has not stopped working and moving since his graduation from SMU with a B.F.A. in theatre in 2013.

His upcoming production, Prism, will be performed at the Big Green Warehouse at 2919 Bataan Street in Trinity Groves from April 9-26 at 8:00 p.m.

Prism is the namesake show of PrismCo, a theatre company co-founded by Colangelo and current Meadows Theatre student Katy Tye (B.F.A. Theatre ’15). It is a show that first premiered in the Doolin Gallery at SMU in fall 2012. 

“We’re really looking forward to doing all the stuff we always wanted to with the first production of Prism but weren’t able to because of budget, experience and the space,” Colangelo said. “With the help and support of SMU Meadows School of the Arts and all the people we hope will preorder tickets on our Indiegogo page, we’re going to be able to dream big with the show that started us all off.”

Directed by Colangelo, the show will be choreographed by Tye and is a collaboration with artists at the Haley Henman Studio in Trinity Groves.

In addition to Colangelo and Tye, the cast includes the following SMU students and recent graduates: Kristen Lee (B.F.A. Theatre ’15), Kaysy Ostrom (B.F.A. Theatre ’15), Claire Carson (B.F.A. Theatre ’14), Hope Endrenyi (B.F.A. Dance ’16), Kamen Casey (B.F.A. Theatre ’16), Mickey Giles (B.F.A. Theatre ’15), Adam Anderson (B.F.A. Theatre ’13), Josh Porter (B.F.A. Theatre ’14), Dean Wray (B.F.A. Theatre ’16) and Seun Soyemi (B.F.A. Theatre ’15).

PrismCo veteran and past-performer Fabricio CF will also add some of his own music to the show.

What can folks expect from the production?

“More paint, more people fighting, and a larger scale of paint weaponry from paint spears and knives to paint guns and even grenades,” Colangelo said. “It’s going to be all out pure paint chaos and it’s going be awesome to watch.”

The cast encourages audiences to wear clothes that they do not care about, because paint will be splattered on them.

To donate to the Indiegogo link, visit here.

For more information on the event, visit prismco.org or PRISM facebook page.

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