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Empathitrax Colt Coeur

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About the show

How far are you willing to go to save your relationship? When a new miracle drug promising ultimate intimacy hits the market, one couple puts it all on the line for the chance to obliterate all boundaries and finally understand one another. But boundaries exist for a reason, and all miracle drugs come with unforeseen side effects.


Written by Ana Nogueira
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

Starring Justine Lupe, Genesis Oliver* & Jimmi Simpson

Sets: Reid Thompson
Costumes: Sarah Laux
Lighting: Grant Yeager
Sound Design and Original Music: Matt Otto
Properties: Shannon O’Brien

Press Agent: Richard Kornberg & Associates
Production Manager / Technical Director: Michael Leahy & Sean Gorski
Producer: Jessica Rieken
Associate Producer: Nick Walsh

Stage Manager: Seth Kieser*
Assistant Stage Manager: Emily Fischer

*denotes member of Actor's Equity Association

Poster desgined by Eric Emch

Colt Coeur presents the 3rd Annual Parity Plays Festival: September 14th & 21st at HERE!

In the spirit of promoting opportunities for female and trans playwrights and directors Colt Coeur produced four public readings of new plays during the run of Empathitrax. Inspired in part by advocacy groups including #MakeItFair, The Kilroys and The Lilly Awards, Colt Coeur is committed to gender parity in programming, staffing, and representation within narratives. Congrats to How to Live on Earth playwright and CoCo company member MJ Kaufman, whose play Eat and You Belong to Us was selected for The Kilroys 2016 List. 

September 14th
2pm: Carlo at the Wedding by Bryna Turner, directed by Ellie Sachs
5pm: Flee by Stephanie Del Rosso, directed by Sash Bischoff

September 21st
2pm: A Patron of the Arts by Kate Cortesi, directed by Amy C. Ashton
5pm: Flat Sam by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor

Festival Associate Producer: Brittany Coyne