Constans Premiere of “Spill”

Spill, a captivating new play about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 written by Leigh Fondakowski in collaboration with visual artist Reeva Wortel, will get its Florida premiere at the University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance’s Constans Theatre Jan. 29-Feb. 7, 2016. Directed by Tim Altmeyer, Spill is based on hundreds of interviews with Louisiana residents, fishermen, oil industry and government officials, and families of the victims of the explosion. Through poignant and deeply personal stories, the Gulf Coast becomes a nexus for the most important environmental, economic and energy policy decisions of our time. To learn more about the production, visit

This video discusses the play and shines light on the UF researchers (Thomas Bianchi at 3:13) and faculty whose projects relate to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Video by Nicole Martins. Music by Historical footage by Digi Hartatak and stateofevents via