Saturday, April 7, 2018

Camphill at Hudson Hall

On Friday, April 13, the Camphill Hudson theater troupe will perform an original play at  Hudson Hall. The play, called Portraits of Us, features members of the Camphill Hudson Players performing a series of nine vignettes, both humorous and poignant, that examine the daily challenges and unique strengths of those with special needs.

Front: Nicholas Natanson, Rachel Shulman; middle: Chris Cardillo, Elias Rive, Kelly McCaughan, director Jody Brookes, Annie Greene; back: co-director Michael Hoy, Thomas De Leon, Peter Harrington, Roger Hannigan Gilson
Each vignette focuses on the personal history of a Camphill community member or a larger issue people face in society that can draw discrimination or confusion. The goal of the play is to educate the audience about these issues and to empower members of the community by creating a quality piece of theater playing to each person's strengths.

Director Jody Brookes, co-director Michael Hoy, and members of the Camphill Hudson community collaborated to create the play. The concept was devised by Brookes, then developed in a series of workshops with community members.

The play has previously been performed at Camphill Hudson, Camphill Ghent, Camphill Triform, and Temple Israel in Catskill. Hudson Hall executive director Tambra Dillon saw the production at Camphill Hudson and invited the players to perform at the historic opera house. 

Portraits of Us begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13. Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested and can be made online or by calling 518 822-1438.

No comments:

Post a Comment