La Medea TRAILER
“Travieso’s conception of “La Medea” dates back to 2014, before the #MeToo movement took off, before our current president was elected into office, before Dr. Ford told her story on live television. And yet, its message resonates ever more profoundly now.” -Artburst
“Travieso’s La Medea could mark a new age of empowerment.” -Miami Herald
“Travieso’s Medea challenges the idea of a ‘dangerous,’ ‘hysterical,’ foreign woman, instead revealing an infinite woman that rejects the limited gaze imposed on her.” -Miami Artzine
“La Medea boils an ancient Greek story from hyper masculinity to the personal pain of one woman” - Plays To See
“A circular experience that redefines 'interactive'“ No Film School
“A musical and a film simultaneously! You are not watching, you are part of it! Think Latin disco and Greek tragedy all in one, what else do you need?” WLRN
“'La Medea', the multiple faces of a feminist heroine” -El Nuevo Herald
“Don’t expect to sit back. This is an interactive experience. The audience not walking into a theater but instead onto a film set and acting as a Greek chorus.” Ch 7 WSVN
Upcoming: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (July 2019).
Film Society of Lincoln Center, 2017
MDC Live Arts, 2018
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, 2018
ODC Theater, 2018
Dance on Camera Film Festival
SXSW Panel Picker, 2017
Miami Film Festival, 2017
Cucalorus Film Festival, 2017
YoungArts Outside The Box, 2017
HowlRound Theater Commons
BRIC Arts Media House
Amherst College, 2017
COIL Festival 2017
La Medea re-imagines Euripides’ tragic myth into a made for camera latin-disco-pop musical film. Often screened with the live score performed by the original live band inside the cinematheque, this unique feature film was directed, performed, shot, and edited in real time, creating a high-stakes vulnerability for cast, crew, and audiences alike. Performers and camera women play the characters, while in-studio audiences act as the Greek chorus and film extras. The pervasive figure of the wild foreign woman who vengefully murders her own children is shattered in this genre-bending multidimensional dismantling of an ongoing toxic myth. Challenging cinematic traditions and portrayals of women on screen and in myth, La Medea dismantles notions of a “dangerous,” “hysterical,” foreign woman. The film reveals an infinite woman that rejects the limited gaze imposed on her for centuries.
Written and directed by Yara Travieso.
Produced by, Brighid Greene
Original music and libretto by Sam Crawford.
Set designs by Brookhart Jonquil.
Costume designs by Sue Julien.
Lighting design by Tuce Yasak.
Director of photography, Pamela Giaroli.
Assistant Director and Camera Operator, Liz Charky.
Original illustrations and Mask Design by Ryan Hartley Smith.
Starring, Shayla Vie Jenkins & Rena Butler,
Featuring, Catherine Correa, Tiffany Mellard, Erick Monres, Sol Koeraus.
Music performed by Jason And The Argonauts Featuring: Vocals, Guitar: Liz de Lise, Vocals, Guitar: Zeb Gould, Reeds: Jeff Hudgins, Percussion: Timothy Quigley, Bass, Moog Bass Synth: Ian Riggs, Trumpet, Bass: Anthony Mascorro, Percussion, Arthur Solari.
Edited by Yara Travieso
Color by Stephanie Gould
La Medea, 2017-2019 is a Creative Capital production, commissioned by Performance Space NY in partnership with BRIC Arts Media House, Dance Films Association and AbelCine. The film version of La Medea was produced by Brighid Greene, Galen Bremer, and Paul Galando and creative produced by Jonathan David Kane.
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