DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP • SUMMER 2021 (VANCOUVER, CA)
Loosely, lovingly and irreverently adapted from Euripides’ The Trojan Women and The Oresteia, The Trojan Girls by Gillian Clark is the latest immersive theatre experience from Outside the March. One of the company’s most complex productions to date, the play will unfold simultaneously in two adjacent site-specific locations, with the cast travelling back and forth between the two different worlds to embody both a group of teenagers and their respective parents.
True to the essence of the Greek myths from which it draws inspiration, The Trojan Girls examines cycles of generational inheritance: how systems of patriarchy, intolerance, addiction and hopelessness can render something as pure as expressing care as a radical act.
Written by GILLIAN CLARK • Directed by MITCHELL CUSHMAN • Production Design by ANAHITA DEHBONEHIE and NICK BLAIS
An Immersive Experience from OUTSIDE THE MARCH • In Association with NEWORLD THEATRE and GHOST RIVER THEATRE • Developed with support from the NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S NATIONAL CREATION FUND • Based on Clark’s play The Ruins, developed at TWO PLANKS AND A PASSION.
In Development. Premiering in Toronto Summer 2022 and in Vancouver Summer 2023.
Image by Nick Blais.