Performed in four fifteen-minute quarters with a half-time show, featuring a dance company, a drum corps, and a fully-padded cast, Colossal is an epic event that simultaneously celebrates and attacks our nation's most popular form of theatre: football.

A star football player – a pro prospect, one of the most graceful runners in the world, and a man in love with a teammate – struggles to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal cord injury. With full-contact choreography, this play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength tackles definitions of masculinity and the male body as vehicles for language, violence, and silent expression through dance, football, and disability.

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  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes


  • Genre: Not Applicable
  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Cast Attributes: All Men, Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible cast size, Multicultural casting
  • Target Audience: Adult


Andrew Hinderaker

Andrew Hinderaker is a Resident Playwright of Chicago Dramatists, an ensemble member of the Gift Theatre in Chicago, and a three-time Jeff Award Nominee. His plays include I Am Going To Change The World, Dirty, Kingsville and Suicide, Incorporated, which premiered at the Gift ...

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