Collidescope 2.0 (UMass Amherst)


About the Production

Collidescope 2.0 is the second iteration of the original premiere production Collidescope: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America, adapted for the University of Massachusetts-Amherst campus and community. Still centering the exploration of America’s history of violence directed at African Americans, Collidescope 2.0 differs from its predecessor by including scenes and research reflective of the local community’s history.

Following the premiere production, Collidescope (2014), Ping Chong and Company created a new touring model that transforms the original Collidescope production into a flexible performance platform that can address racial history in communities around the United States, incorporating local historical events through documentary material, devised theatrical responses to recent community events, and personal experiences of individual performers.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived by

Ping Chong

Written and Directed By

Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks

Assistant Director

Jennifer Onopa


Judyie Al-Bilali


Priscilla Page

Set Design

Mimi Lien

Costume Design

Jessica Ford

Lighting Design

C. Webster March

Sound Design

Amy Altadonna

Projection Design

Katherine Freer

Prop Design

Barbara Neulinger

Production Manager

Julie Fife

Stage Manager

Daryl Laurenza

Production Stage Manager

Arielle Herold


Nicolas Brix, Tyler DiBenedetto, Lily Filippatos, Kyle Hartmann, Mark Hawkins, Sabine Jacques, Terell James Jones, Ellen Keith, Barbara Kirby, Anderson Lara, John McPhee, Jerry Ng, Jordan Reed, Uno Servida, Tanya Stockler and Robyn Sutton-Fernandez