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TDPS presents 'The Trojan Women'

Mon May 10, 2021
Online / Streaming
The Trojan Women By Euripides Translated by Richmond Lattimore Edited by David Grene & Richmond Lattimore Third Edition, Edited by Mark Griffith & Glen W. Most Adapted and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian Presented as an Audio Play May 10–24, 2021 When one empire falls and another rises, who is caught in between? And how do the decisions made a century ago continue to reverberate through today’s global political dynamics? This geopolitical reframing of Euripides' timeless tragedy parallels the aftermath of the Trojan War­­­­­­—and its devastating effects on women—with the rise of the U.S. as an empire in the 20th century. How to Listen: The Trojan Women will be presented as an audio play accompanied by conceptual designs for scenery and costumes. On-demand access to the show will be free and open to the public on the TDPS website from May 10–24, 2021. No registration is required to access the show. Subscribe to our email list to be notified when the show premieres. Content Advisories: This production is intended for mature audiences. The play includes screaming and loud noises; descriptions of violence, especially toward women and children; and references to rape and sexual assault. About the Director: Torange Yeghiazarian is the Founding Artistic Director of Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East. Torange’s plays include Isfahan Blues, 444 Days, The Fifth String: Ziryab’s Passage to Cordoba, and Call Me Mehdi. Her articles on contemporary theatre in Iran have been published in The Drama Review (2012), American Theatre Magazine (2010), and Theatre Bay Area Magazine (2010). She has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures and Cambridge World Encyclopedia of Stage Actors. Born in Iran and of Armenian heritage, Torange holds a Master’s degree in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University.