Paula Gilbert, Wendy Goodwin, Regina Yunker, and Betsy McCann.

Paula Gilbert, Wendy Goodwin, Regina Yunker, and Betsy McCann.

SEASON 15| NOVEMBER 2002

Medea

Adaptation by Liz Lochhead
Directed by Lorella Loftus
Presented by The VORTEX Repertory Company

 

A fresh, thought provoking adaptation of Euripides’ Medea. Scottish playwright Liz Lochhead bites into the darkest recesses of the psyche to bring this classical tale a contemporary edge and a feminist gaze. Liz Lochhead recently won the prestigious Scottish Saltire Society’s Book of the Year Award for this new lyrical adaptation of Medea. First produced at the Tramway Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland in 2000, Lochhead’s Medea has played extensively in Britain, and has toured to India and Canada.

CAST

Stewart Johnson, Traci Laird, Steven Fay, Jennifer Blair as Glauke and Josh Meyer. Zach Pettichord, Aaron Williams, and Brittany Williams. Medea/Chorus: Paula Gilbert, Wendy Goodwin, Regina Yunker, and Betsy McCann.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Directed by Lorella Loftus. Adaptation by Liz Lochhead. Set Designer: Ann Marie Gordon. Costume Designer: Pam Fletcher Friday. Lighting Designer: Jason Amato. Sound Designer: David Saldaña. Soundscapes: Edmund Pantuliano & Blaine Indemaio

AWARDS

Winner of Two B. Iden Payne Awards
Sound Design: Edmund Pantuliano & Blaine Indemaio
Ensemble Performance: Paula Gilbert, Wendy Goodwin, Regina Yunker, and Betsy McCann

…witty yet powerfully poetic new version…exciting and gripping…a magnificent Medea for the 21st century.
— The Daily Telegraph
…all-encompassing brilliance…most uplifting…despite its terrible subject matter.
— Scottish Daily Mail
…stunning, brave, visionary, risky, ancient but new, cosmic yet agonizingly familiar
— Scotsman