Charlie Victor Romeo May 10th
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
A unique and riveting theatrical experience, CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO is a live performance documentary derived entirely from the "Black Box" transcripts of six major real-life airline emergencies. Allowing the audience into the tension-filled cockpits of actual flights in distress, the play is a fascinating portrait of the psychology of crisis and a testimony to the ability to live to the last second of life.
CVR was produced by “Collective Unconscious” on The Lower East Side in 1999. Since then the original production has played extensively Off-Broadway and internationally, winning 2 Drama Desk Awards, for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Experience and Outstanding Sound Design, and listed in 2004 as one of Time Magazine’s Best Plays of the Year.
York College is proud to be the only other theatre company, professional or amateur, to be given the rights to produce this play in the United States.
In 2000 The Wall Street Journal reported: “Air Force Lt. Col. Larry Shattuck made CVR required viewing for West Point cadets majoring in Engineering Psychology…[He] is among many aviation professionals who believe the play can save lives. At the Pentagon, Capt. Varljen's job is to oversee regulations pertaining to Crew Resource Management (CRM) training…he says, unlike Air Force taped re-enactments, Charlie Victor Romeo captures "the emotional element" which helps to show "how stressful the event can really become."
Actors include York students from both Theatre Arts & Aviation Management degree programs:
Erick Avila, Bijan Daryani, Shruti Garg, Kevin Gomez, Kyle Jackson, Lindsay Johnson, Cookie LaRode, Billy Metallinos, Oyinkansola Ogunleye, Bency Pierre, Solomon Peck, Sergio Sanchez,
Marc-Andre Sylvain, and Latasha Toney.
CLT Jessica Morales, member of Actor’s Equity Association is production/stage manager. CLTGarth Belcon is the Technical Director. Tom Marion, Asst. Prof. of Theatre, will direct.