Moment of Impact

Inspired by a real life journey by train from Brattleboro to New Haven, Moment of Impact explores the vast ripple effect caused by one unexpected and tragic event. Seamlessly shifting between lyrical aerial performance, virtuosic physical theatre, storytelling and comedy, solo performer Bronwyn Sims shares a deeply personal story of love, loss, life and ambition. Ms. Sims’ work is made possible by grants from the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Community Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. The play has been chosen to be performed at the Berkshire Fringe Festival from July 24-28, 2013. Taking place each July and August in the Daniel Arts Center on the campus of Simon’s Rock, The Berkshire Fringe  has been recognized as a vital testing ground for new work that has hosted over 500 emerging performers and presented nearly 100 full-length original productions.

The Westover School Theatre department in Middlebury, CT will present a workshop production of Moment of Impact on Friday, May 10 at 7:30 pm in the LBD Performing Arts Center. Please contact: Marla Truini, Director of Drama at 203-577-4597.

Bronwyn Sims performs Moment of Impact. Photo: Ivan Singer

Bronwyn Sims in Moment of Impact. Photo: Ivan Singer


Two actors discover the story of Antigone, with music, movement, circus, soliloquy and slapstick. The actors change characters and costumes in view of the audience. As the inevitable tragedy unfolds, it is filled with surprises.

This work was first developed at Marlboro College in 2009 as part of a performing and teaching residency. In February 2011 it was staged at the State University of New York at Oneonta, funded in part by grants from the New York State University system. Workshops in Partner Acrobatics and Physical Theater were offered to the students. It was also performed at the Fury Factory Theater Festival in San Francisco in June 2011.

“This production kept me on my toes from start to finish…bold, original and uniquely theatrical work”
— O-Town Scene, Oneonta NY