Mercury III project


June 5 - June 5, 2022
The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

Staged reading June 5, 2022 @ 5pm

written by Derek Kolluri & Deven Kolluri

Two cousins, STU and SOL, are seeing each other for the first time in years. STU, a PhD candidate in cultural anthropology, is finally beginning to gain acceptance by commodifying elements of his lost culture in his academic pursuits. SOL, a former marine struggling to find meaningful connection in civilian life, and mired in the violent trappings of PTSD, pins his hope for acceptance on his estranged best friend and cousin, STU. Both men are fighting to be accepted as Indians in America. In our fight to be accepted in a world that doesn’t seem to want us, are we destined to become the monster we seek to destroy?

[Sodara] was a project in Mercury III (June 2021)

Warning: this production contains strong racist language.

The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

701 SW Sixth Avenue in Portland, Oregon



Derek Kolluri
Deven Kolluri

Season Sponsors

National Endowment for the Arts