Reid Farrington's (Colby '99) The Passion Project is a forty-minute performance installation that explodes Carl Dreyer's immortal film classic, The Passion of Joan of Arc, into an immersive projection environment placing the audience inside the film, sitting next to Joan, and subjecting them to the relentless questioning of her judges. The images from Dreyer's masterpiece float through the air on screens made of simple wood and parchment, wielded by a solo female performer who makes Joan's emotional journey palpable. This innovative blend of dramatic storytelling, archival film footage and cutting-edge technology creates a series of powerful and moving portraits.
"What Beauty there is in Mr. Farrington's work. Like Dreyer's film it is both luminous and cruel." ~Claudia La Rocco, New York Times
"The Passion Projectis a breathtaking tour de force for both creator and director Reid Farrington and performer Laura K. Nicoll. ~Mark Rifkin, This Week in New York
For more information on the show see: http://reidfarrington.com
*The Passion Project is a featured event of the Theater and Dance Department Bicentennial Alumni Professional Series