KODACHROME

FULL LENGTH: Welcome to Colchester, a town of dashed dreams and fervent hope, history and longing. And there's a hardware store too.

“This breezy new play by Adam Szymkowicz, receiving its world premiere production at Portland Center Stage under the direction of Rose Riordan, is warm and cheerful but clear-eyed about the impermanence of love.” --The Oregonian

“Overall, I...
FULL LENGTH: Welcome to Colchester, a town of dashed dreams and fervent hope, history and longing. And there's a hardware store too.

“This breezy new play by Adam Szymkowicz, receiving its world premiere production at Portland Center Stage under the direction of Rose Riordan, is warm and cheerful but clear-eyed about the impermanence of love.” --The Oregonian

“Overall, I highly recommend KODACHROME. You'll leave Colchester with a newfound determination to stop putting off whatever it is you've been putting off and, in the words of Harold Hill, "make today worth remembering." –Broadway World

"The play intermixes moments of gut-wrenching sadness with lighthearted humor, all while forcing the audience to pause and confront each emotion with the click of a shutter.”--The Portland Mercury

“This is a beautiful play–understated, tricky, often humorous, and universal. It’s a story about ordinary people going about their lives.” --Judy Nedry
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KODACHROME

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  • Gina Femia:
    19 Aug. 2018
    This is a gorgeous play. I hope to see it produced in NYC someday soon.
  • Mike Sockol:
    3 Aug. 2018
    Szymkowicz writes an “Our Town” for the 21st century. A humane, aching look at the dynamic of love that simultaneously demonstrates both is permanence and fragility. A great play for a large cast, such as a high school, college or community theater.
  • Kat Ramsburg:
    2 Aug. 2018
    Reminiscent of Wilder's OUR TOWN and Eno's MIDDLETOWN, KODACHROME offers an emotional journey that deepens with each new interaction between the play's characters. I found myself reading passages repeatedly to make sure I excavated every nuance from the text. This is a stunning play, with specific and understated dialogue, on our memories and how they fail us, and how love is as confusing as it is thrilling. I could not have loved this play more and hope I am fortunate enough to see it production one day.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Washington DC
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Primary Stages
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    JAW at Portland Center Stage
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Project Y
    ,
    2015

Production History

  • Professional
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    Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR
    ,
    2018
  • University
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    DePaul University, Chicago, IL
    ,
    2018
  • University
    ,
    Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
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    Hudson Repertory Theatre, White Plains, NY
    ,
    2018