The Savannah Disputation
by Evan Smith
Rebecca Mozo, Anne Gee Byrd, Josh Clark, Bonnie Bailey-Reed
Properties Design & Set Dressing
Production Stage Manager
Light Board Operator
Sound Board Operator
Jared A. Sayeg
Robert T. Kyle
Watson Bradshaw, Sean Kozma,
Dustin Maberry, Christopher Rivera
Andrea Dean, Heather Waters
(in order of appearance)
Scene 1: Thursday Morning
Scene 2: Friday Morning
Scene 3: Sunday
Scene 4: Thursday Evening
Approximately 90 minutes
The Savannah Disputation
is performed without intermission
FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
we mourned the loss of a member of our Colony family, Jude Wadler.
curated our gallery for many years,and was responsible for the
wonderful exhibitions our audiences have enjoyed. Those who knew her
would describe her as generous, funny, kind, smart,warm, enthusiastic,
helpful, headstrong,mischievous, honest, luminous, and passionate.
Twelve adjectives. But there is only one noun to describe her:
Artist. There was artistry in everything she did.
Her major passion was painting, which was when she was happiest. She
was a truly gifted painter. Her works were often whimsical, full of
life, and deep. The more you look at them, the more you see – and feel.
When asked why her giraffe was green and her tiger blue, she replied:
“I paint animals the colors they should be, not the colors they are."
Another example of her artistry: For weeks she worked with her husband
Michael (one of the founders of The Colony) hanging over a hundred of
the production pictures you see in our lobby and gallery. Michael
insisted that they had to measure and calculate, to make sure that the
job was done right. Nonsense, she said. Let's just start here and work
our way around. He reluctantly agreed. But after a while, she got tired
of working chronologically, from our earliest shows onward, and decided
to move to our latest show, work backwards, and meet in the middle. As
they continued, Michael worried every day about what would happen when
they either wound up with a huge gap in the middle, or with a dozen
extra pictures and no place to hang them. But in the end, there was no
gap and no overlap; the two tracks met precisely. Jude had a knack for
making things turn out exactly right.
Painting is a solitary affair, whereas theatre is by definition,
social. Jude loved meeting actors, directors,and other theatre
artists.She referred to them as“quality people,” and was always
grateful to us for introducing her to this art form.
She leaves behind a wonderful legacy at The Colony, as well as family
and friends who adored her, a standard of excellence and perfection
that inspired those who knew her, and extraordinary works of art.
We have named our Gallery after her to honor her memory. She was not
only an artist – she, herself, was a glorious work of art.
Sheri Carroll Natasha Detmer
Torf & House of Props
Rev. Andrew Eagles BillyGeorge Stacy Godwin
Carroll Minnick Ellen Roberson Wadler Data Systems