TO PREMIERE IN 2017
La Medea adapts Euripides’ tragedy as a Latin-disco-pop variety show. Simultaneously a musical, live TV simulcast and feature film, the dark-comedy is directed, performed, shot, edited and streamed in real time. The myth of the wild foreigner who vengefully murders her own children is reconsidered. This is not a portrait of the dangerous outsider or hysterical woman, but of our fears of her. Performers and camera operators play the characters, while studio audiences and those tuning in via broadcast act as Greek chorus. Set in a film studio, La Medea lays bare the behind-the-scenes, creating a high-stakes vulnerability for cast, crew and audiences alike.
Written, directed and choreographed by Yara Travieso
Music and libretto by Sam Crawford
Set design by Brookhart Jonquil
Cinematography by Pamela Giaroli
Lighting Design by Tuce Yasak
Co-Produced by Yara Travieso, Dance Films Association and PS122. With generous support via Creative Capital grant, BRIC Arts Media House, and NALAC grant through the Ford Foundation and the Surdna Foundation.