Directing Thesis: Medea
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 8:00PM
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 8:00PM
Friday, January 25, 2019, 8:00PM
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 2:00PM
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:00PM
Flexible Performance Space
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027
TICKET POLICY: No late seating.
Written by Euripides
Translation by Michael Collier and Georgia Machemer
Directed by Miriam Grill
Medea is humiliated. No husband. No homeland. Jason has betrayed her, leaving her abandoned and exiled. But if she can pull off her bloody plan before the sun rises, she’ll not only claim vengeance but also her divine birthright. If it’s a choice between silence and complicity, Medea will take the third option: she’ll raze the House of Corinth to the ground.
Told in present-day times with an international cast representing over nine countries, this highly physicalized staging of Euripides' Medea explores gender roles, citizenship, and justice in a divided world.
$15 General Admission / $5 Seniors FREE tickets for students with the promo code “helios” (must bring their student ID card to collect tickets)
100 minutes, no intermission
Ino Badnajak, Yasemin Eti, Gabriel Gurevich, John D. Haggerty*, Jon Haslam*, Filipe Joglar, Carla Kissane*, Rosanna Lindmarker, Neysa Lozano, Sam Muniz, Juna Shai, Katharina Schmidt, Barbara Thomas, Jayden Toledo, Casterline Villar, and Lily Wrandall.
* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Producer Maryl McNally
Dramaturg Annie Wang
Co-Production Stage Managers Kait Mahoney and Emily Todt
Lighting Designer Eric Norbury
Scenic Designer Courtney Kupferschmidt
Costume Designer Summer Lee Jack
Sound Designer Chris Moscatiello
Projection Designer Taylor Stuart
Violence and Intimacy Designer Cristina Ramos
Associate Director Daniel Roche
Choreographer Katherine McClintic
Company Manager Sean Chia
Graphic Designer Anchuli Felicia King
About the Director
Miriam Grill is an international director of stage, screen, and augmented reality experiences with a focus on women and global issues. Her work is often recognizable for its body-centric explorations, non-traditional staging, and striking visual elements. Recent directing credits include War with the Newts (New York Puppetry Festival), Spying in the House of Love (Columbia University), Antony and Cleopatra (Columbia University), Alphabet Kids (Alphabet Arts), and The Seagull (Columbia University). She served as a producer on acclaimed interactive installation Frankenstein AI, which premiered at Sundance in 2018, and as an acting consultant on Cirque du Soleil founding member Franco Dragone's The House of Dancing Waters in Macau. She has assisted David Korins on many Broadway shows including Annie, Motown, Sonya Vanya Masha and Spike, as well as the international tour of Chinglish and Here Lies Love at the The Public, among others.
Her love for exploring new expressions of theatre-making has previously brought her to create 我们Women, a bilingual all-female theater piece in Taiwan, that used documentary and social inquiry practices. She went on to found a university theater department at Peizheng College in China. Miriam is currently the Producing Intern at La Mama, helping to produce the Trojan Women project in Guatemala and the summer 2019 La Mama Umbria symposium in Italy.