KODACHROME

FULL LENGTH, PUBLISHED: 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

“...
FULL LENGTH, PUBLISHED: 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

Article in Sam French's Magazine: https://www.breakingcharacter.com/home/2019/7/30/my-town-adam-szymkowicz-on-kodachrome
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KODACHROME

Recommended by

  • Molly Wagner:
    13 May. 2020
    Beautiful vignettes and snapshots about love, loss, nostalgia, and community.
  • Brian James Polak:
    5 Feb. 2020
    This is a subtle and moving work about the importance of holding on and letting go. I am interested in returning to this play every so often as I age; it's a touchstone there to remind me what is truly important in life.
  • River Timms:
    27 Jul. 2019
    A beautiful play that highlights the mundane and shows how little moments create huge ones, and yet, Szymkowicz chooses to focus on the mundane to showcase how beautiful tiny moments can be in one’s life. The Photographer as a main character telling us the story of the town and the people that live in it was a great choice too! Wholeheartedly recommend.

Character Information

  • Suzanne, The Photographer
    30s to 40s,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • Charlie, The Hardware Store Owner
    30s to 40s,
    Any
    ,
    Male Identifying
  • Renee, The Librarian
    30s to 40s,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • Earl, The Gravedigger
    30s to 40s,
    Any
    ,
    Male Identifying
  • Georgette, The Mystery Novelist
    50s to 70s,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • Harold, The History Professor
    50s to 70s,
    Any
    ,
    Male Identifying
  • Robert, The Young Man
    18-25,
    Any
    ,
    Male Identifying
  • Florence, The Young Woman
    18-25,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • Martin, The Perfume Maker
    30s to 50s,
    Any
    ,
    Male Identifying
  • Heather, The Florist
    30s to 50s,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • Jen, The Waitress
    25 to 45,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • Pete, The Policeman
    25 to 45,
    Any
    ,
    Male Identifying
  • Marjorie
    20s to 30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • Friend
    20s to 30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • EMT 2
    Any Adult,
    Any
    ,
    Any
  • EMT 1
    Any Adult,
    Any
    ,
    Any

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