Culture Connect Featured Event
A collaboration between writer Leigh Fondakowski (The Laramie Project, The People’s Temple, I Think I Like Girls) and visual artist Reeva Wortel (American Portrait Project), SPILL is a new play and installation that explores the true human and environmental cost of oil, based in part on interviews with people from the Gulf Coast of southern Louisiana in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of April 2010, the largest environmental disaster in United States history. The performances at Wesleyan are the first public showing of the art installation, featuring life-sized painted portraits of the interviewees, along with a choral reading of the play.
SPILL was commissioned by the Center for the Arts with support from The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
“A pioneering work and a powerful stage event.”
—Time magazine, on The Laramie Project