Medea Refracted | Physical Theatre

Created by Constance Strickland
Directed by Jonathan Taikina Taylor at Getty Villa Theater Lab

CAST ENSEMBLE: Lydia Jialu Li, Bibi Mama, Judy Marcelline, Constance Strickland and Siera Williams
CELLIST: Sophia Bacelar

Dramaturge: Sandra A. Daley
Set Design: Carter Quick/House of Yarrow
Lightning Design: Omar Madkour
Sound Design: Maddi Deckard
Stage Manager: Rachael Maye Aronoff
Movement by Constance Strickland, in collaboration with the Ensemble and Jonathan Taikina Taylor
Movement/Laban Consultant to Christine Breihan

© Alison Saar. Courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA. Photograph by Jeff McLane.

At the city’s edge, Medea, the nurse, and the women of her community refract violent histories. Each woman battles an event from her past, an action done or done to her. As they grapple with the weight of these actions, they gesture toward healing. This is a ritual. Through movement, text, and music, we explore the question: Can these women re-enter society in a healthy manner, and can their re-entry be welcomed?

Produced by Theatre Roscius, based in Los Angeles and dedicated to the amplification of avant-garde theater by Black women, women of color, and women of all backgrounds locally and globally.
This performance is the culmination of Constance Strickland’s many years investigating Medea. Her work explores intergenerational trauma, race, motherhood, and mental health.

This program may contain language and adult situations not suitable for children under 13.

Baryshnikov Arts OPEN Residency
New York

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Run time | 50+ minutes