Ajax in Iraq

A Theater Studies Senior Project in Directing for Alexandra Thomas

by Ellen McLaughlin

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Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq. 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.

Ajax in Iraq was made possible through a Pauli Murray College CPA Grant, Theatre and Performance Studies Senior Project funds, and generous donations from the Yale Macmillan Center Council on Middle East Studies, the English Department, and the Women’s Center. 

CONTENT WARNING: This production contains homophobic and racist language, loud noises including gunshots and prolonged screaming, detailed discussions of war and PTSD, and depictions of sexual assault and suicide.

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
A/Larry/Nog Dream Soldier C
E/Teucer/Nog Dream Soldier A/Chorus
Eva Greyeyes

Production Team

Producer
Producer
Stage Manager
Set Designer
Lighting Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Projections Designer
Editor
Victoria Winter
Master Electrician
Composer
Choreographer
Dramaturg
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Set Designer
Assistant
Lighting Designer
Graphic Designer
Musician
Laura Clapp
Musician