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Theatre Fairfield's Production of "Project X"

Date: 12-02-2021

Time: 07:30 PM

Location: Quick Center - Wein Black Box

FAIRFIELD, CT (November 28, 2021) Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University’s resident production company, will continue its 2021-2022 season with “Project X,” an original piece written by Judy Tate. “Project X” will be performed Thursday, December 2nd, and Saturday, December 4th at 7:30 pm, with a 2:00 pm matinee on Sunday, December 5th. Performances will be held in person in the Wein Black Box, as well as virtually on Vimeo. Tickets are now on sale at the Quick Center Box Office: $10 general admission, $5 for all students. Call the Box Office at (203) 254-4010 or buy tickets online at https://quickcenter.fairfield.edu/

 

“Project X” by Judy Tate is a new work commissioned by Theatre Fairfield as part of The Lucille Lortel Festival of New Plays. “Project X” is directed by new guest artist Godfrey L. Simmons Jr. The piece tackles issues of social injustice found on Fairfield University’s campus and calls the current population of Fairfield to do better. The piece is a clean and concise summary of hundreds of interviews, surveys, and conversations between the show’s artistic team and the Fairfield University community, including current students, alumni, and staff and faculty of the university.

 

“I was fascinated by how active Fairfield alumni were about Fairfield’s past,” Simmons stated, “whether that be about how previous slave holders’ names being used to name certain Fairfield landmarks or President Nemec’s initial response to the killing of George Floyd.” Simmons himself has been attached to the project since the beginning, serving as one of the core members of the artistic team during the creation process of “Project X.” 

 

Simmons spoke more about the piece saying, “To me, “Project X” is a question — it’s a core question about what you are going to do with your time?” He went on to say, “I hope the audience walks away asking what “we” means to them. Does their understanding of “we” really reach everyone, or does their understanding of “we” refer to the small crowd they know?” For more information on how “Project X” was formed and for dramaturgy work, visit www.theatre-fairfield.org

 

The “Project X '' cast features Jill Bodach, Rob Esposito ‘94, Krystal Flores ‘25, Kai Halm ‘25, Lissbeth Larrea Ortiz ’24, Alyssa Suarez ‘25, and Amal White ‘11. The production’s artistic team includes co-producers Dr. Martha S. LoMonaco and Lynne Porter, costume designer and props manager Julie Leavitt, projection designer Jessie Lizotte ’18, technical director Anne Kendall, stage managers Michelle Rakowsky ’17 and Kierstin Jones ’21. Tickets are now on sale at the Quick Center Box Office: $10 general admission, $5 for all students. Call the Box Office at (203) 254-4010 or buy tickets online at https://quickcenter.fairfield.edu/.



For more information, contact Carlin Fournier / 14016177397 / carlin.fournier@student.fairfield.edu