Ajax in Iraq

A Theatre Studies Senior Project in Directing for Alexandra Thomas

by Ellen McLaughlin

text

Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq. The play follows the parallel narratives of Ajax, an ancient Greek military hero, and A.J., a modern female American soldier, both undone by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Athena, goddess of war, coolly presides over the whole. Inspired by material collected from interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families, Ajax in Iraq explores the timeless struggle soldiers face in trying to make sense of war.

Performance Dates & Times

April 15, 2021 - 8:00pm

April 16, 2021 - 8:00pm

April 17, 2021 - 2:00pm

April 17, 2021 - 8:00pm

Location

Online

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Performers

Athena
Connie Mangus/Second Man in the Dark
Gertrude Bell/Judy/Chorus
Captain/Sergeant/First Man in the Dark
Therapist/Minister/Debbie/Chorus
F/Abrams/Patient
B/Sickles/Nog Dream Soldier B/Chorus
Odysseus/Charles
D/Rebo/Tecmessa
C/Pisoni/Fletcher/Chorus
Isa Dominguez
A/Larry/Nog Dream Soldier C
E/Teucer/Nog Dream Soldier A/Chorus
Eva Greyeyes

Production Team

Producer
Producer
Stage Manager
Lighting Designer
Set Designer
Sound Designer
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Lighting Designer

Media and Downloads

PDF icon ajax_audition_packet.pdf (.pdf - 1.09MB)