Trojan Women/Iphigenia in Aulis
Adaptations by Steven Wolfson from Euripides
Theatre of Arts, Los Angeles
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
Woman in Veil
Woman in Chains
Woman in Bodice
Woman in Robe
IPHIGENIA IN AULIS CAST
Director: Trojan Woman
Director: Iphigenia in Aulis
Tessa Alburn: Flute
Ying Ying Zhang: Cello
Yanan Zou: Double bass
Music Recorded at Private Island Trax