June 4 — June 19


by Andrew Hinderaker

National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

Directed by Aimée Hayes

Featuring Tobias Forrest, Ross Britz, Leon Contavesprie, Jeffrey Gunshol, DC Paul, Zeb Hollins III, Kirk Jonathan, Joel Derby, Matthew Eli Judd, Matthew Rigdon, Brandon Williams, Paul Wimberly, Jr, Josef Pons, and Eli Timm

University of New Orleans – Robert E. Nims Theatre

Thursday – Saturday Performances: 8 PM

Sunday matinees: 3 PM

Tailgate with Southern Rep! Get to the Nims early for food, drinks, and games. Seating begins ten minutes before kickoff!

Contains strong language and adult content. Recommended for Ages 17 and older.


After suffering a catastrophic injury on the football field, a star college player faces greater challenges than just his physical recovery. Mike must come to terms with how this life-changing accident has affected his relationships with his father and his teammates. This award-winning theatrical tour-de-force combines football, a live drumline, and modern dance in an epic exploration of masculinity and the limits of the human body. In COLOSSAL, playwright Andrew Hinderaker illuminates the beauty and danger inherent in America’s favorite sport.

Meet the Cast

Previews: June 1 - 3
June 1   Community Partner Benefit Night: Advocacy Center of Louisiana
June 2   Community Partner Benefit Night: Dancing Grounds
June 3   Community Partner Benefit Night: The Master's Touch Drumline

—The Washington Post

“An energizing and thought-provoking piece of theater”


“Enormously satisfying”

—Twin Cities Daily Planet

Colossal is sponsored in part by Gambit Weekly.

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