A Trojan Woman
Adapted by Sara Farrington from Euripides' The Trojan Women
Directed by Meghan Finn & Performed by Drita Kabashi
A Trojan Woman is Sara Farrington and Meghan Finn's one-woman contemporary retelling of Euripides’ The Trojan Women. Sara's adaption exists in a flash of recognizable modern warfare, as "Irina," a civilian trapped inside any war (Russia/Ukraine, Balkans, World War II?) runs to escape an air strike. When the explosion hits, Euripides' play begins, straddling modern and ancient worlds. A Trojan Woman was first performed at the Interbalkan Festival of Ancient Drama of the Region of Attica 2023 in Athens July 2-5. The piece was documented by filmmaker Ana Veselic, and performed by Drita Kabashi.
The tour was made entirely possible by Greek director Aris Asproulis & playwright Ioli Andreadi.
A Trojan Woman will premiere at Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ, March, 2024.
Images from A Trojan Woman tour to Athens, Greece & The Interbalkan Festival of Ancient Drama, July 2-5, 2023 // Performance at Theatro Attikou Alsous, Katina Paxinou, an open-air amphitheater // Photos by Agim Mazreku
Images from A Trojan Woman rehearsals at the iconic Karolos Koun Greek Art Theatre, Athens, Greece, July, 2023 // B & W Photography by Agim Mazreku // color images by my phone.
Video & candids from Athens' tour of A Trojan Woman // July 2023 // taken by my phone in Athens, Hydra & Zakynthos.