Crafted in the heat of the momentous year 2020, from language found on the streets of the protest marches, in the hospitals during the Covid lock-down, and from the mouths of endangered fish in the sea, Troy Too is a contemporary dialogue with Euripides; The Trojan Women, the apocryphal play of mourning, out-rage and the dignity of lamentation. Greece’s finest classical actress, Lydia Koniordou, brings a modern and ancient Hecuba to life in English and ancient Greek. Greek director, Avra Sidiropoulou, known for her innovative multimedia stagings of modern and classical texts, bridges the divide to bring Troy Too formally and shockingly alive in an international production that cuts across languages and cultures. We are still there and there has as yet been no artistic reckoning. Troy Too by Karen Malpede, produced by Athens-based Persona Theatre Company and New York legendary Theatre Three Collaborative, is an enraged and poignant play of what we have survived, and a poetic elegy for those who did not. This angry yet beautiful communal lament has been lacking from public life.
Playwright: Karen Malpede
Director: Avra Sidiropoulou
Set Consultant-Lighting Design: Tony Giovannetti
Costume Designers: Carissa Kelly & Sally Ann Parsons
Composer: Vanias Apergis
Director of Photography- Video art: Michael Demetrius
Assistant Director: Elena Vannoni
Assistant Lighting Designer: Miriam Crowe
Production Team (Athens): Maria Hadjistylli, Tzoulia Kogkou, Katia Makrycosta
Production Manager: Jee Duman
Production Stage Manager: John Concannon
Performers: Lydia Koniordou, Ilia Pappa (on film), Anthi Savvaki (on film), George Bartenieff (audio), Tommie J. Moore, Abigail Ramsay, Najla Said, David Glover, Ilker Oztop, Di Zhu, Chorus
Troy Too is made possible with the support of the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation, Nina Kamberos, and Aspa & Andreas Andreades.
About Persona Theater Company
The artistic group Persona was created in Athens in 2004 by the director and academic Avra Sidiropoulou. It consists of artists working internationally in theatre, dance, music, visual and digital arts. Our philosophy is about inclusion and diversity, and our artistic vision is to create theatrical events where different forms of art and media are in open dialogue. The group and its members have presented their work in different parts of the world including the United States, United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, and Iran. From time to time, our performances have been funded by the European Union, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, the Hellenic Culture Organization, the Onassis Foundation, and the J.F.Costopoulos Foundation.
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