by Catherine Alam-Nist
A virtual adaptation of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, this play is set in a near-future world, in which the ever-expanding Greek colonial empire is besieging the city-state, Troy. The script follows several Trojan women (Cassandra, Cressida, Helen and Paris), as they experience what Troy’s downfall means for them, due to their gender, sexuality, racial identities, and social class. It also directly confronts and responds to the traditional ‘hero’ narrative that pervades much of the commonly-taught Western canon through the conversations between the Greek generals (i.e. Achilles, Menelaus, Agamemmnon, etc).
As this will be an original script, during the rehearsal process, the play’s text can and will be developed by the ensemble. In addition, as the initial script is currently in development, we are eager to involve a multitude of different perspectives in the writing and production process. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ theatremakers, as well as those who may not have been involved in theatre before but would like to, are particularly encouraged to get in touch.
Dominion is the Yale Dramatic Association’s Fall Ex. To become involved in this production, please email email@example.com.
You do not need to be currently enrolled and/or living on campus or in New Haven to participate. The entirety of this production will be conducted in a remote, socially distant manner.
Performance dates and times are subject to change.
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Performance Dates & Times
November 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
November 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
November 15, 2020 - 2:00pm
November 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
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