Helenephoria: A Tragicomic Cabaret (2023)

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Start date: 
31 March 2023
End date: 
2 April 2023
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Production notes: 
The script was comprised largely of selections from Euripides' Helen and Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae, performed in Ancient Greek. Choral interludes involved lip-syncs to English language songs ("Bad Romance" and "Speechless" by Lady Gaga, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper, "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow, and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston). The script was compiled/edited by the directors. An English translation by Valeria Spacciante was projected in supertitles. Production information submitted to APGRD by director. Sheet on file: APGRD > Collections > production Sheets
Media of production: 
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Charis Addai Actor Chorus
Gavin Barba Actor Agathon / Critylla / Toxotes
Gavin Barba Actor Agathon / Critylla / Toxotes
Davon Chance AKA Miz Jade Consultant Drag Performance Consultant
Grace Clifford Actor Helen (Singing) / Chorus
Antonella Dec-Prat Actor Prytanis / Chorus
Antonella Dec-Prat Actor Prytanis / Chorus
Jay Gendron Set Designer
Jay Gendron Lighting Designer
Maria Hellenbrand Machinist Supertitles Operator
Sydney Hertz Actor Helen (Speaking) / Chorus
Ellie Houlihan Choreographer
Avy Kaplan Make-up
Izzy Levy Director
Sophia Ling Assistant Stage Manager
Sophia Ling Sound
Charles Pletcher Director
Kit Pyne-Jaeger Stage Manager
Vanessa Stovall Composer
Ruya Tazebay Producer
Umberto Verdura Actor Euripides / Menelaus
Octavia Lahiri Vorvoulias Actor Kinsman
Lingyi Wang Costume Designer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Barnard College (New York City, New York, United States) 30 March, 2023 to 1 April, 2023

How to cite this production

Helenephoria: A Tragicomic Cabaret (2023), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/14799 <24 May 2024>