Join PrismCo as they adapt one of English language's greatest plays, all without uttering a single word. LEAR is a beautiful and moving work of dance theater that focuses on the relationship between King Lear and his daughters.

When King Lear is betrayed by his corrupted daughters Regan and Goneril, his sanity is sent into a tailspin, forcing his only faithful daughter Cordelia to take up the mantle and fight for her father's dignity and the fate of the kingdom.


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WHAT IS PRISM?

Prism Co. seeks to engage audiences using a variety of mediums in the theatrical exploration of our human mythology. Our plot development is focused on an ensemble-based creative process.

MOVEMENT THEATRE

Similar to clowning, our stories are told through motion, expression and theatrical illusion to convey a captivating story. 

WORDLESS THEATRE

Our goal is to create stories that don’t rely on a traditional spoken language to be fit for a global audience. Art is our language.  

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ART IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL. 
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ABOUT PRISM CO.

In all of our shows, we strive to incorporate two things: Storytelling and Fun. So while we may base our work in the well structured narrative of mythology, we always make sure we utilize materials that allow us to explore and play.

Jeff Colangelo and Katy Tye founded Prism Co. after collaborating on what would become the companies first forays into movement theater: Prism and Galatea. Jeff, a fight choreographer and director, and Katy, a actress and dancer found that their particular theatrical aesthetics could be combined to create entire narratives without using any words. This partnership blossomed into several more productions until finally Prism Co Movement Theatre was formed.

We believe in storytelling through movement. Whether that be through dance choreography, stage combat, mime, weight sharing, clowning or simple everyday actions, we believe each motion is a piece of text. With this philosophy, we believe can reach even more beautiful heights artistic expression and plunge even further into the complex depths of the human subconscious all without uttering a single word.

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Featured Production

Bruises is a ruthlessly vivid portrait of two passionate women as they compete for glory in the ring. Through a brutally soulful blend of fighting and dance, secrets are revealed and past wounds are re-opened in this awe-inspiring wordless piece.

Each hit and blow these women trade cracks open a new layer behind their drive to be in the ring, transforming this match from a rowdy celebration of violence to a poignant exploration of what fuels us to fight for what we want.

PrismCo will touring this critically acclaimed show, (previously known as Animal vs Machin) through three different locations in the South and West Dallas areas for 6 weekends from March 31st- May 21st .

Oak Cliff Cultural Center Performances:

March 31st, April 1st, 2nd , 7th-9th all at 8pm

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WHAT WE’VE DONE

PrismCo has worked with theaters, educational groups, and special needs communities to teach classes, workshops, and design choreography for a wide variety of productions. PrismCo is especially proud of our work with My Possibilities (a non-profit for adults with special needs) where we hold special performances for them and even have them collaborate on designing artwork for our shows.

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Theatrical Stories Told

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Total Performances 

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Founded by Ace Anderson, The Striped Heart is design company devoted to free artistic expression and cultural diversity. With his unique eye for graphic design and video direction, this one man tour de force tackles the greatest challenges that brand development & design have to offer, all while creating beautifully astounding works of art and inspiring artists of future generations. We are endlessly grateful for the wonderful visual services that The Striped Heart provides Prism Co. Click the logo to learn more!

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The Founders

We firmly believe in the Philosophy "Teamwork makes the Dream Work".

Katy Tye

Katy Tye

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Jeff Colangelo

Jeff Colangelo

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Katy Tye

Katy Tye

Co-Founder

Katy is a choreographer, acrobat, and actor in the Dallas area. She has performed at multiple theaters in Dallas including Undermain, Theatre Three, Shakespeare Dallas, and Dallas Children’s Theater. In 2012, Katy began creating original movement-theater pieces with Jeff Colangelo involving aerial silks and hand-to-hand balancing. In addition to her work with PrismCo, Katy has worked with Pilobolus Dance Theater, and has written original plays such as I’m A Girl But My Favorite Color is Blue and Point. Katy received her BFA in Theater Studies from Southern Methodist University in 2015.

Jeff Colangelo

Jeff Colangelo

Co-Founder

Jeff Colangelo is an experienced actor, writer, director, and fight director. He has choreographed in the DFW area for theatre companies like the Undermain, Theatre Three, Shakespeare Dallas, Southern Methodist University, Cara Mia and the Dallas Theatre Center. On top of writing and co-writing movement shows with Katy Tye like Prism, Galatea, and Baba Yaga, he has also written original scripts like Playing with Myself: An Exercise in Narcissism and Pun: A Play on Words. He also graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2013.

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