TROJAN WOMEN/IPHIGNIA IN AULIS

Adapations by Steven Wolfson from Euripides

Theatre of Arts

 

Production Notes

Presented with an international cast of graduate students at Theatre of Arts, along with professional actress Nancy Jeris as Hecuba, Trojan Women was directed by Elizabeth Huffman. Seasoned actor and director Carlos Carrasco co-directed  Iphigenia In Aulis with Ms. Huffman playing Clytemnestra.

 

Playwright Steven Wolfson reversed the events to start the evening with his hour-long Trojan Women, set in ancient times with the audience enclosed with the women in a hay-filled stable followed by a half-hour long, gritty version of Iphigenia in Aulis set in a futuristic military tent giving the futility and horror of war a sense of never-ending cycles.

 

Combining spare and elegant poetry with powerfully intense language Mr. Wolfson's provocative adaptations of these two great classics by Euripides were produced again by Ms. Huffman for the Getty Museum with the Classical Theatre Lab. For this production and for

Trojan Women we featured original songs and music composed by Susan Hurley and a modern rock score for Iphigenia in Aulis. 

TROJAN WOMEN CAST

 

Hecuba

Nancy Jeris

 

Talthybios

Tony Strebel

Dylan Schmueli

 

Menealaus

Raphello Kotziamanis

 

Helen

Jamila Alina

 

Cassandra

Mandana Rothschild

 

Andromache

Mariko Oka

 

Woman in Veil

Antonella Viggiano

 

Woman in Chains

Naoko Mochizuki

 

Woman in Bodice

Mitsuyo Miyazaki

 

Woman in Robe

Mayu Harada

 

Chorus

Silke Ferber

Christianne Dorandt

Kaori Sato

Silke Schaefer

Mariko Denda

Mirjam Novak

Yuka Kiuchi

 

 

IPHIGENIA IN AULIS CAST

 

Agamemnon

Pascal Henault

 

Clytemnestra

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Iphigenia

Mariko Denda

Mirjam Novak

 

Old Man

Hiroshi Watanabe

 

Achilles

Pierre Sauve

Kaine Fini

 

Menelaus

Raphaello Kotziamanis

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Director: Trojan Woman

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Director: Iphigenia in Aulis

Carlos Carrasco

 

Set Construction

Isa Mitsuharu

Pierre Sauve

 

Costume Designer

Charles Griffiths

 

Lighting Designer

Masashi Kobuchi

 

Music Director

Steven Dahlke

 

Choreographer

Olivia Gaugain

 

Stage Manager

Dipen Sharma

Liisa Mannekowski

 

Composer

Susan Hurley

 

Musicians

Tessa Alburn: Flute

Ying Ying Zhang: Cello

Yanan Zou: Double bass

 

Music Recorded at Private Island Trax

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