THE TROJAN WOMEN: A NATIVE AMERICAN ADAPTATION

Directed by Sarah B. Denison
April 28 – May 15
Apr 28 - May 15; THU, FRI, SAT @ 8 PM, SUN @ 3 PM

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
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THE TROJAN WOMEN: A NATIVE AMERICAN ADAPTATION

DATES:  April 28 to May 15, 2022.
             Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM
RUNTIME: 86 minutes, No intermission
TICKETS: $18 / $15 for Students and Seniors
CABARET THEATER
A retelling of the classic Greek play The Trojan Women by Euripides. It follows the fates of the women of Troy after a devastating battle, as told through a Native American lens. Exploring themes of colonization and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), it is the story of not only the destruction caused by war, but also of the hope, strength, and survival of Native American matriarchal society. Using Native iconography, traditional Native design aesthetics and elements of historical realism of the director’s Native nation, this bold new interpretation draws upon classical Greek theater as an indigenous art form.
Directed By: Sarah B. Denison (Spokane Tribe) (she/ her/ hers). Originally from the Spokane Reservation, Sarah is an NYC based actor, writer, and director who received her BA in Theatre from Eastern Washington University. Recent Theatre Credits include: Kilawna in Kamloopa (WAM Theatre); Dora in Soledad (American Indian Community House in partnership with Carnegie Hall, NYC); Octavia in The Assassination if J Kaaisar (Theatre for the New City, NYC) Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (LoveCreek Productions, NYC); Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, directed by Patty Duke (InterPlayers Theatre, WA); for which she earned a critics choice award “Best Actress”] Film & TV Credits: Natalie in the feature Snowflake (Necessary Outlet Productions, NYC); Becky in Grave Mysteries (Discovery ID). She is a fierce animals rights advocate. IG: @sarahbdenison.actor / sarahbdenison.com.

Cast:
Jolie Cloutier as Helen
Johnette Janney as Hecuba
Annalisa Noel Hardin as Cassandra
Ria Nez as Andromache
Matt Langer as Menelaus
Matt C. Cross as Soldier / Messenger
Sybelle Silverphoenix, Tansiuka Lopez
Chorus Women: April Hayden, Amanda Arroyo, Lee Taylor

Production Team:
Niez Aquirre (Makeup Design)
Hannah Louise Barnard (Choreography)
David Bunn Martine (Fine Art Set Design)
Kanako Nagayama (Set Design)
Marshall Shugart (Lighting Design)
Mary Symczak (Costume Design)
John Scott-Richardson (Production Manager)
Eric Alexi Cruz (Production Stage Manager)
Tara Peters (Production Assistant)
Marlene Flores (Media Specialist)

Production: American Indian Artists Inc. (Amerinda) 288 East 10th St. NY. NY. 10009; Was established in 1987, is a community-based multi-arts organization that works to empower Native Americans, break down barriers and foster intercultural understanding and appreciation for Native culture through its arts programs and services to individual artists. AMERINDA‘s mission is to promote the indigenous perspective in the arts to a broad audience through the creation of new work in contemporary art forms—visual, performing, literary and media. Located in New York City, AMERINDA is the only multi-arts services organization of its kind in the United States giving voice and making visible traditional and contemporary forms of Native American expressions. As a result, AMERINDA has changed the landscape for tribally-enrolled Native artists working and presenting in New York City. Past productions include Powwow Highway, Mangled Beams, Miss Lead, Fear of Oatmeal, Bound and Thieves. For more information visit www.amerinda.org.

 

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