Trojan Women by Euripides
Costume and Set Design by Elizabeth Pangburn
Conceived as part dance, part play, this Trojan Women is set in a dry dock, modern day. The women, dressed in white, are standing on the floor of the dry dock in water, tethered to the theater grid with black rope. On the upper level of the dry dock, an open shipping container gapes. Expressive movement is interspersed with the text, the women use the ropes to pull on, hang from or otherwise move with. As the play progresses, the women's white clothing becomes wet, sheer and clings to their bodies. The performance ends with the military men leading the last woman into the shipping container, and the doors clanging shut.