GREEK PLAYS at MSU
Sophocles’ ANTIGONE (2014) – no website
This group of Barnard and Columbia students performs an ancient Greek or Roman play, in the original language, each spring; in 2017, they will be performing Seneca’s Trojan Women in the original Latin, with supertitles, March 30th and April 1st. Auditions on November 18th and November 19th at 328 Milbank Hall, Barnard College. Contact their director, Yujhán Claros (yc2900 at ), to reserve your audition time.
From their website: “The Classic Stage Company, now in its 49th Season, is committed to re-imagining classic stories for contemporary audiences. The company has been a home for New York’s finest established and emerging artists to grapple with the great works of the world’s repertory that speak directly to the issues of today. CSC serves an average of 35,000 audience members annually, including more than 4,000 students through its nationally-recognized CSC Education programs. Productions have been cited repeatedly by all the major Off-Broadway theater awards including the Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.”
Charles Mee is a local but internationally acclaimed artist and playwright who has been closely engaged with the corpus of Greek plays, tragedies and comedies, for decades. His project offers his own plays, among them quite a few translations and adaptations of the Greek plays, to others to use for free, in the hopes of spurring on more creative vision and play presentation. Some of his more famous adaptations are: Big Love (based on Aeschylus’ Suppliant Women), Iphigenia 2.0 (based on Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis), Trojan Women: A Love Story (based on Euripides’ Trojan Women), and Orestes 2.0 (based on Euripides’ Orestes and other texts).