We aren't interested in making a profit, we just want to make a play.
We are an ensemble of artists from different backgrounds (theatre, music, dance, digital media) looking to put on a show that synthesizes our various disciplines and personal experiences. Though we'll be drawing from both the Sophocles and Anouilh versions of the play, as well as the original mythology and modern interpretations, this play will be entirely written and devised by us.
Our Antigone is a story about politics and people, set in a Post-Apocalyptic Seattle. Creon, the king, is a drag queen; his son Haemon is transgender; his niece Antigone is an awkward anarchist; and The Chorus (The Voice of "The People") is a belting bartender. Given the current political climate; the upcoming election, the protests, the need for change- this play is more relevant then ever. This is a tragedy of warring ideas.
Our intention is to create a play that examines social and political constraints and necessities in the modern (and potentially future) world, in such a way as to create a truly all-encompassing experience. Instead of a traditional set, we'll be using new, one-of-a-kind, interactive technology that digitally captures and responds to the motion and sound created by the actors on stage. There will be both live and pre-recorded music, as well as dance and singing at pivotal moments. This is not a musical, but rather a total utilization of all the tools at our assistance in telling the story.
Our Antigone will not be like anything you've ever seen, at once haunting and uplifting, philosophical and personal. Ultimately, people are people, and everyone is doing the best they can given their circumstances.
To learn more about the artists involved, or to see their full interviews, please visit http://www.sophiepaterson.org/antigone.php
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