New York, NY @ Access Theater – May 11th-23rd, 2010
"...wonderful example of what can be done with imagination and vision." – NYTHEATRE.COM
"provocative and innovative... a brave and intriguing production" – NYTHEATRE.COM
This work began with a simple question presented to every Theater Mitu actor: As an actor, what would be the most terrifying role you can think of playing? What follows is an exploration of artistic fear and impossibility melding elements of Japanese Noh and Butoh with early German cinema theory as Theater Mitu delved deep into the heart of one of the most violent and dark of human crimes. In this ancient Greek classic by Euripides, Medea – jilted bride of the Greek hero Jason – confronts betrayal, sorrow, passion, love, and ultimately death in her quest for vengeance. The company engages in a violent adaptation that examines the play’s perceptions of gender by presenting the famed villain Medea as a man and her paramour, Jason, as a woman.
DRAMATURGY: Chris MillsSCENIC DESIGN: Czerton LimCOSTUME DESIGNE: Candida K. NicholsLIGHTING DESIGN: Kate AshtonSOUND DESIGN: Alex HawthornASSOCIATE SOUND DESIGN: Charles CoesSTAGE MANAGER: Jenny LogicoASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Raney CumbowCOMPANY MANAGER: Hilary AustinMARKETING DIRECTOR: Tyler PenfieldPRODUCTION MANAGER: Danny ThomasASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Nick MinasASSISTANT SOUND DESIGN: Colleen TooleASSISTANT COSUTME DESIGN: Sandy VoltaASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGN: Carly McCollow, Heather SmahaINTERN/HOUSE MANAGER: Jenny WaxmanWITH THE VOICE OF: Mia Katigbak
Justin Nestor, Aysan Celik, Nathan Elam, Jenna Gabriel, Judi Olson, Steven Olender, Nikki Calonge