Trojan Women

TROJAN WOMEN

November 15-18, 2018

Arts Bank Theater

601 South Broad Street

Philadelphia PA 19147

Poster Design by Peter Bussard ’21 (Illustration)

Creative Team & Cast Bios Below Ticketing Options

TROJAN WOMEN: Directed by Seonjae Kim

Written by Euripides | Translated by Emily Wilson

In a post-apocalyptic cityscape, a small group of survivors of war attempt to make sense of senseless violence, find community and hold onto their agency. Called by some the Western canon’s first anti-war play, Trojan Women (translated by Emily Wilson) is about the power of testimony in the face of unimaginable suffering.

 

Runtime: 75 minutes with no intermission

This production includes: haze, loud noise, gunshots, violence, infanticide, and mention of sexual assault

 

CAST

JOCELYN KILPATRICK & JELANI STUART as Poseidon
ALEXIS THAMMAVONG as Athena
EMILIA AMADOR as Hecuba
DANIEL JONES as Talthybius
JULIET MELLON as Cassandra
JOSH CROSBY as Andromache
JOE FALCONE as Menelaus
JASMINE LOUIS as Helen

Chorus
DONNIE GRIMM, CHRISTINA HAVERILLA, JOCELYN KILPATRICK, DEVON MORENO, ABBY MORRIS, MARK PINTEA, DARZAYA SCOTT, ALEXIS THAMMAVONG

 

CREATIVE TEAM

 

SEONJAE KIM Director

EMILY WILSON Translator

BREKKEN CARNS Dramaturg

DANIEL JONES Music Director & Composer

 

COURTNEY CAMERON Stage Manager

DALTON WHITING Set Designer

LEVONNE LINDSAY Costume Designer

KIMBERLY REDMAN Makeup Designer

ABBY SCHLACKMAN Lighting Designer

LARRY FOWLER Sound Designer

KAT WHEARY Prop Master

FRANK JIMENEZ Fight Choreographer

COLIE MCCLELLAN Vocal Coach

 

SCOUT COX Movement Assistant

AZARIAH BAKER Assistant Director

MONIQUE CHAMBERS Assistant Stage Manager

RACHAEL GRAN Assistant Set Designer/Scenic Artist

CORRIE MEEHAN Assistant Costume Designer

BLESS RUDISILL Assistant Lighting Designer

COLIN J SASS Assistant Sound Designer

SEO YEON PARK Props Assistant/Video Tech

MATTHEW GROENEVELD Technical Director

RAQUEL CANNON Assistant Technical Director

TROY MARTIN-O’SHIA Master Electrician

IRA BRIND SCHOOL OF THEATER ARTS STAFF

DAVID HOWEY Director

LAUREN FANSLAU Assistant to the Director

TERRY MITTELMAN Administrative Assistant

LINDSAY KRIEG-CRAM Associate Producer

MATTHEW GROENEVELD Technical Director

TROY MARTIN-O’SHIA Master Electrician

LEVONNE LINDSAY Costume Shop Supervisor

JEN JAYNES Audience Services Coordinator

JUSTIN LUJAN Program Head, Acting

RICK STOPPLEWORTH Program Head, Musical Theater

AMY DUGAS BROWN Program Head, Directing, Playwriting, and Production

NATALIE ROBIN Program Head, Theater Design & Technology

 

WORK-STUDY STUDENTS

Scene Shop: Allison Britt, Raquel Cannon, Seth Chaffin, Raechel Gran, Rudy Schreiber, Victoria Waring, Dalton Whiting

Electrics: Bless Rudisill, Kereni Sanchez Maceira, Amanda Hanna, Kat Wheary, Kaitlyn Currier-Graves

Front of House: Alberto Castro- Chaves, LuLu Cornelious, Marisa Faller , Dana Grossman, Camryn Harrigan, Julie Jordan, Alex King, Jasmine Louis, Juliana Luber, Abby Morris, Jessica Ruby,, Larnel Satchell, Rudy Schreiber, Clark Smith, Raluca Urea, Brendan Connors, Maryellen Molnar, Nathan Rothermel, Rachel Schumacher, Liz Smith

CREW

Hannah Hobson, Phenon Murphy, Lorenza Bernasconi, Olivia Duvall, Mackenzie Maula, Benny Valencia, Fosse Thornton, Madelyn Gillespie, Alexia Correa, Madison Lester, Elaine Little, Wes Hopkins, Samuel Oberle, Madison Chambers

 

 

 

SEONJAE KIM – Director

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Seonjae collaboratively creates narrative-driven theater that is maximalist, epic, passionate, sincere and in robust conversation with the current. Riot Antigone, her original Riot Grrrl musical adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy, premiered at La MaMa and received productions at ANT Fest and Bryn Mawr College. She also served as Associate Director for the immersive musical KPOP (Ars Nova/Ma-Yi/Woodshed Collective.) Her work has been seen at Atlantic Theatre Company, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Dixon Place, Williamstown, PEN/World Voices Festival, New York Theatre Barn, Prelude Festival and Chicago Fringe. She has worked with Pam MacKinnon, Bill Rauch, Stafford Arima, Lee Sunday Evans and is an alumna of Directors’ Lab West, SITI Company Summer Workshop, Williamstown Directing Corps and various residencies at La MaMa Umbria. 2050 Fellowship (New York Theatre Workshop) New York Fellowship (Drama League) Van Lier Fellowship for Directing (Asian American Arts Alliance) Mike Ockrent Fellowship (SCDF) and Robert Moss Directing Fellowship (Playwrights Horizons) New Georges Affiliated Artist. BA: Northwestern. jae-k.com

photo by Walls Trimble

 

 

 

EMILY WILSON – Translator

Emily Wilson is professor of Classical Studies and graduate chair of the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. In November 2017, W.W. Norton & Company published her translation of the Odyssey, the first known complete translation by a woman in English. Wilson attended Oxford University (Balliol College B.A. 1994 and Corpus Christi College M.Phil. 1996) and Yale University (Ph.D. 2001). In 2006, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome in Renaissance & Early Modern scholarship. She lives in Philadelphia with her three daughters and three cats.

 Photo by Ralph Rosen

In November 2017, Wyatt Mason profiled Professor Wilson in The New York Times Magazine.  “When I first read these lines early this summer in The Paris Review, which published an excerpt, I was floored. I’d never read an “Odyssey” that sounded like this. It had such directness, the lines feeling not as if they were being fed into iambic pentameter because of some strategic decision but because the meter was a natural mode for its speaker.”

Follow Professor Wilson on Twitter @EmilyRCWilson. Professor Wilson frequently tweets about the Odyssey, translation, and her cats.

 

Photo by Ralph Rosen

 

 

COURTNEY CAMERON ‘20 (Stage Manager) is a Junior Directing, Playwriting, + Production major. Uarts credits include Bourgeois Gentleman, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Maids, The F Word. Huge thanks to their family, Flak, Seonjae, and this wonderful cast and crew!

MONIQUE CHAMBERS ‘21 (Assistant Stage Manager) is a DPP major at UArts. Past shows include The bluest eye (Duke Ellington), The story (Duke Ellington), Conversations across Generations (Duke Ellington) and White Girl in Danger (UArts). Thank you to all the amazing people in my life that keep me strong and help me push forward!

SCOUT COX ‘20 (Movement Assistant) is a transfer Directing, Playwriting + Production major. UArts: These Terrible Things (Philly Fringe ‘17), American Idiot, Sonnets for an Old Century. Regional: What Happened Between the Dakotas (Philly Fringe ‘18), Wolfcrush (Philly Fringe ‘18). Other: Prometheus Bound: A Puppet Tragedy (Irma Freeman Center for Imagination). Enormous shout out to Seonjae for everything, and one to Ozzy for keeping me humble. For Ember.

LEVONNE LINDSAY is the Costume Shop Manager and Assistant Adjunct Professor at The University of the Arts. Education: B.S. in fashion design from Philadelphia University, M.F.A in costume design from University of Maryland, College Park. Allen Lee Hughes Fellow at Arena Stage 2001-2003. Academic positions held at Stevenson University, James Madison University, and Valdosta State University. Staff positions held at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theater Company DC, Wolftrap Opera Company and Washington National Opera. Recent design credits include: The Arden Theater Company, The Bluest Eye, Theater Horizon: White; Sympatico Theater Project: Time Is On Our Side, HIR; Theater Exile, Really.

LARRY D. FOWLER, JR. (Sound Designer) is a recent Barrymore nominated DJ, musician, composer, and sound designer. He is honored to be working alongside a great team here at UArts. Theater Credits: Simpatico, New Paradise, Azuka, Theater Horizon, Theater Exile, The Wilma Theater, Interact, ELeon Dance, Danse 4 Nia, Khaleah London Dance,
and Camden Rep. Larry is currently in his 7th year as the Sound Design Lecturer at The University of the Arts. Thanks to the entire cast, crew, and production team. Special thanks to Colin, Amanda, Nick, Brad, and his ladies Maureen, Olivia, and Lupita.

EMILIA AMADOR ’21 (Hecuba) is sophomore acting major. Her most recent UArts credit was playing (Plato) in ACEDIA. Emilia is excited to tell such a timeless story with an amazing cast. She would like to thank all of her teachers for supporting her throughout this and every production!

JOE FALCONE ‘19 (Menelaus) is a Senior Acting major. Past UArts credits include: This Is A Play About Buttons, Sonnets for an Old Century, The Bourgeois Gentleman, and Folk Wandering. Regional: An Ideal Husband and The Tempest (CPAA). Thanks to the cast and crew for a beautifully disturbing show!

JULIET MELLON ‘19 (Cassandra) is a Senior Musical Theatre major and is thrilled to be a part of this production. Recent credits include: Just Another Normal Conversation (Philadelphia Fringe), JANC (University of the Arts), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Uarts), Edison (International Fringe Festivals), Retrograde: a new musical (Uarts home series), Edison (University of the Arts), Sometimes in Prague (Uarts Polyphone Festival). Love to my supporters.

JELANI STUART ’19 (Poseidon, Guard) is a Senior Acting Major ,Musical Theater Minor. Past Uarts credits include Retrograde, The Best Songs in The World Show, Modern Day Love Story, The Elementary Space Time, This Beautiful Stupidity & (Equinox 2016).

LEXI THAMMAVONG ‘21 (Athena, Chorus) is a Sophomore Musical Theater Major. She debuted last semester in her first UArts show, The Maids(Solange). She was also recently seen in the Philly Fringe Festival in Lockhardt (Jess). Warmest thanks to the cast and crew, her mentors, and her family!

DEVON MORENO ’20 (Chorus) is a Junior Directing, Playwright, and Productions major. His past UArts credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Assistant Director) and Sonnets For An Old Century (Dorris Difarnecio). All the thanks and praise goes to God and his family.

ABBY MORRIS ’19 (Chorus) is a Senior Musical Theater major. UArts: Parade, Becky, Sarah Flood in Salem Mass. Other credits: Guys and Dolls (RoyalOne Productions), Edison (International Fringe Festival Tour). Abby also recently debuted her solo cabaret, More Than Tracy Turnblad, in the 2018 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Love and thanks to my parents and sister!

JOCELYN KILPATRICK 20’ (Poseidon/Chorus) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. Past Uarts credits include American Idiot. She is excited to share this show with her parents who instilled in her a love of Greek Theatre.

DONNIE GRIMM ‘19 (Chorus) is a Senior Acting Major. Past UArts credits include American Idiot, Modern Day Love Story and Edison.

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