The most original offering in terms of voice and dramaturgy, Langworthy says, is Gardley’s Black Odyssey. “He’s a very young, lyrical and poetic writer. We had commissioned him over three years ago and when it came in, the first draft was amazing. It’s a re-telling of Homer’s Odyssey, with a black soldier coming home from the Gulf War. He goes through moments in contemporary African-American culture — Katrina, profiling — all done within a mythological framework.”
The summit runs today through Sunday at the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. For complete information call 303-893-6030 or visit denvercenter.org/summit.
Feb. 8-10, 2013