Troy Foundry Theatre presents “A Shadow That Broke the Light” at Collar Works Gallery

Troy, NY –   Troy Foundry Theatre presents A Shadow That Broke the Light a world premiere performance installation in response to the opioid crisis; a one-man show written and performed by multi Barrymore Award-winning actor Charlie DelMarcelle, directed by Troy Foundry Theatre Artistic Director David Girard, and featuring the artwork of activist printmaker Adam DelMarcelle at Collar Works Gallery in Troy.  Over the course of the performance installation, Charlie will share first person accounts collected from the family and friends of victims of the current drug crisis.  He will also share, for the first time, his thoughts on the loss of his and Adam’s younger brother Joey to a heroin overdose in 2014.  Adam and Charlie have been on the front lines addressing this epidemic in a variety of ways and this piece will serve as a living memorial for those who have gone, those who have been left behind, and those who we may never know.

We are partnering with two local organizations on the front lines of fighting the Opioid crisis for this project, CDPHP® The Foundation and NØPIATES of West Sand Lake.  We will have two paid performances of A Shadow That Broke The Light in an effort to raise funds for these two organization, and culminate with a free/pay-what-you-will 24-hour performance of the installation starting December 20 at 7pm and ending December 21 at 7pm.  Representatives from each organization will be present on their respective evenings with information and resources available to the public.

A Shadow That Broke The Light
written and performed by Charlie DelMarcelle
art and installation by Adam DelMarcelle
Directed by David Girard


Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 8pm
CDPHP® The Foundation fundraiser night
at Collar Works Gallery (621 River St, Troy, NY 12180)
$15 tickets
*A percentage of ticket sales and funds raised this evening go to CDPHP® The Foundation.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8pm
NØPIATES COMMITTEE fundraiser night
at Collar Works Gallery (621 River St, Troy, NY 12180)
$15 tickets
*A percentage of ticket sales and funds raised this evening go NØPIATES.

FREE/PAY WHAT YOU WILL –  the 24-Hour Performance Installation

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7pm through Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 7pm
at Collar Works Gallery (621 River St, Troy, NY 12180)
*You may attend at any time between the listed hours for the 24-hour period.
Collar Works Gallery (621 River St, Troy, NY 12180)


Collar Works Gallery
621 River St, Troy, NY 12180

To purchase tickets for the $15 fundraising nights or reserve a spot for the 24-hour installation please visit:

About our partner organizations:

CDPHP® The Foundation
About CDPHP® The Foundation is the giving foundation branch of Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. CDPHP® The Foundation shifted their focus to the opioid crisis in early 2018, and to date, CDPHP employees (internal) have raised over $62,000 this year for the opioid crisis. They do this by hosting a number of fundraisers throughout the year. The mission of CDPHP® The Foundation is to support and promote health, wellness, and education in our community through philanthropy and service. CDPHP has established deep roots in the communities they serve, cultivating close ties and supporting the mission of countless civic, cultural, and charitable organizations. Since the founding of CDPHP in 1984, their corporate giving program has donated millions of dollars and contributed thousands of volunteer hours to extend the reach and impact of numerous charities, improving the lives of residents in our service area.

The NØPIATES Committee of West Sand Lake
The NØPIATES Committee  is a local grassroots organization based in West Sand Lake, NY, developed by dedicated community members committed to raising addiction awareness. Devoted members work towards ending the shame and stigma associated with the disease of addiction. The Committee aims to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic, provide support and advocate for those who have been affected by substance use disorders. Committee members also offer educational and memorial events that focus on prevention, awareness and support for individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction.

About Troy Foundry Theatre:

Troy Foundry Theatre is a professional not-for-profit theatre company based in Troy, NY co-founded by David Girard (Artistic Director), Emily Curro (Producing Executive Director), and Alexandra Tarantelli (Director of Finance Operations). They explore the social issues of today by collaborating with a variety of artists from multiple disciplines to produce and perform new work and reinterpreted classics through the means of new writing, devising and immersive performances.  They aim to produce live theatre and performance projects which will utilize extant writing, devised theatre, new media and/or original work. They strive to create theatre which is unique, thought-provoking and accessible to our community.

For more information, please visit the Troy Foundry Theatre website at

You can contact the Troy Foundry Theatre by emailing

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