The New Coordinates (formerly The New Colony) is accepting video submissions for their workshop and production of Last Ascent, by Kristin Idaszak and Directed by Denise Yvette Serna.
When Iris, a professional alpinist, is diagnosed with a heart condition that may prevent her from ever climbing again, she reluctantly turns to a therapist who specializes in supporting elite adventure athletes. But Iris begins unpacking a whole lot more than she bargained for as her therapist pushes her to unfurl a tragic accident that changed her life forever. Simultaneously moving forward and backward in time, Last Ascent investigates grief, chronic illness, imperialism, and the ecological devastation wreaking havoc on our planet and on our bodies.
Written by Kristin Idaszak
Directed by Denise Yvette Serna
Important Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin the week of Aug 23 (5 rehearsals/week. There will be weekday rehearsals)
Previews: Oct 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
Opening: Oct 24
Runs: through Nov 20
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 3pm
Potential Industry night on Nov 7 or 14
All workshop dates, rehearsals, and performances at The Den Theatre (1331 N Milwaukee Ave)
Workshop and rehearsal schedule will be built based on availability. Please provide any conflicts.
Please complete an audition submission form at https://forms.gle/eggZG6LfgK95djJ36, and audition instructions will be sent to you. All tapes must be received by Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
Angela (she/her) 60s, self-described “mountain woman,” therapist/guru, Black, US national
Luisa (she/her) 30ish, biogeographer, amateur climber, Quechua, Peruvian national
Iris UNDERSTUDY (she/her) 30ish, professional climber, non-Black POC or white, US national