Compagnia de’ Colombari

Compagnia de Colombari is an international collaborative of performing artists born in Orvieto, Italy, and based in New York City.  Colombari is dedicated to new and old works from diverse traditions and cultures, creating spectacles for the public free of charge.

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Medieval Play Comes to Life on NYC Streets

By Alisa Finkelstein

Dec. 20, 2010

The medieval mystery play got a 21st century update in December when the Christmas story was brought to life on the streets of New York City through a raucous mix of music, dance, song, and drink.

In Strangers and Other Angels, Manhattan’s Morningside Heights became the backdrop for a wild, joyful re-imagination of the centuries-old Second Shepherd’s Play. The production wound inside and outside venues throughout the neighborhood, from Sakura Park near Riverside Church to the Union Theological Seminary. Gathering crowds along the way, the performance culminated with a celebratory dance involving the entire cast and audience and food and drink for all to share.

PKPR placed stories in NY Daily News, WNYC, Metro NY, NY1, Time Out New York Kids, NY Press and New York Times.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 20, 2010 at 11:02 AM by Alisa Finkelstein

Walt Whitman Returns to Streets of New York City

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 17, 2010

Walt Whitman’s masterpiece “Song of Myself” was brought to life in neighborhoods throughout his beloved New York in a stirring music-theater adaptation making it world debut earlier this month.

From May 5-14, Compagnia de’ Colombari presented MORE OR LESS I AM in venues ranging from the poet’s Long Island birthplace to Grant’s Tomb. The play was conceived and directed by company founder Karin Coonrod, with music by members of the genre-defying string ensemble Brooklyn Rider.

PKPR handled publicity for the roving production, securing a glowing review from The New Yorker’s Ian Crouch, who wrote: “For an hour, it felt as though we’d created, audience and performers together, a real community. To risk sounding trite, we’d become Whitman’s Americans living in his America.”

Other coverage included features in Newsday, American Theater Magazine, Gay City News, and The Brooklyn Paper, as well as previews in Theatermania, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, and This Week in New York.

Permalink | Posted on May 17, 2010 at 11:05 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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