Free Public Reading of Tilikum by Kristiana Rae Colón
Monday, February 5th at 7:30 PM
@ The Echo Theater, 3269 Casitas Ave. Los Angeles, CA
On the wet crags of a marine theme park pool, a sprightly orca trainer dangles a treat for her captive killer whale. The dark shadows of his wives, calves, and grandcalves float past the back glass of the stadium pool. Above, in a cramped control booth, the park owner considers the dangerous weight of his investment. Tilikum, inspired by the CNN documentary Blackfish featuring the shocking story of the eponymous whale, is a lyrical investigation of captivity, rebellion, and the savagery of enclosure.
written by Kristiana Rae Colón
directed by Ahmed Best
featuring Scott Anthony, E.D. Brown, Makeda Declet, Kevin Daniels, Boni Alvarez, Jessica Goldapple, and Mara Klein