By Patric C.W. Verrone ’18
Directed by Nathaniel Brodsky ’18
Produced by Kyle McFadden ’18


Leverett Library Theater

Friday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 2nd at 2:30 p.m.

Run time: 2 hours with intermission.


Calamus is an original play inspired by Walt Whitman’s poetry. It follows the journeys of ​Walt, a teenager just out of the closet, and Ford, a young African-American​ ​trans poet, ​as they travel across America and ​into the past​. Th​e play showcases the many faces of the ​BGLTQ+ community today ​and their relationships ​with queer history in America. The production will kick off the semester as a staged reading in Leverett Library Theater and includes segments of slam poetry, song, and voiceover.

Tickets are free. To reserve a seat please email [email protected].


Walt … Blu Frankel
Ford … Asia Stewart
Peter … David Lynch
Miss Gardenia Fields/Gabe Wood … Steve Kunis
Musty Wiig/Matthew Weaver … Hunter Merryman
Voice of God … Hakeem Angulu
Ensemble … Olivia Losiewicz, Lucy Golub


Director … Nathaniel Brodsky
Producer … Kyle McFadden
Associate Producer … Steph Ferrarie
Stage Manager … Sherry Gao
Assistant Director … Cole Edick
Sound Design … Patric Verrone
Props Master … Cass Hastie
Music and Movement Supervisor … Liz Kantor
Production Adviser … Mia Vitale