A true story of sex, power, and monsters.
“Feel of an ancient epic” (playstosee.com)
“Deliciously sticky … unexpected rapid fire of emotions“ (BKReader.com)
“Conceptually ambitious” (culturecatch.com)
$22 / 90 minutes
In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Medusa was a young maiden in service to the temple of Athena. When she caught Poseidon’s attention her fate was sealed—the god forced himself on her in the temple, yet Athena condemned Medusa for having lost her purity, and turned her into the hideous gorgon monster we know, with snakes for hair, so dangerous and hideous that her gaze will turn a man to stone.
Medusa Volution is inspired by her story—by the loss of her humanity, and her condemnation and isolation as a punishment for her sexuality meted out by both male and female gods. Medusa the monster is but one in a Pantheon of female archetypes whose stories are the morality plays of the patriarchy.
“Medusa Volution packs a millenia-spanning deconstruction of the Othering of women…” (culturecatch.com)
” …unabashedly and successfully delves deeper into the histories of Medusa, Salome and Eve…” (BKReader.com).
“…the truth-seeking Chorus dance, chant and curse the unwritten inaccuracies of Medusa’s plight…” (stagebiz.com).
“… disturbingly familiar (…) play written by an artist and a lawyer” “…mastered all the perceptions of Woman presented in the story: docile, beautiful, scary, vengeful, life-giving, and anything in between.” (playstosee.com).
Conceived and directed by Sophie Amieva Written by Sophie Amieva and Susu Bagert Stage manager Wednesday Derrico Set and costume by Katerina Marcelja Lighting by Sarah Lurie Sound Design by Liz Stanton Butoh Choreography byVangeline Ensemble Chandler Eliah Eason, Kayla Juntilla, Liz Stanton*, Irina Varina