A radical new performance film of Sophocles’ Antigone –
rehearsed online, made online, performed online.
From the translation of Sophocles’ play by Seamus Heaney.
With permission by Faber&Faber.
Co-directed with Margaret Laurena Kemp
Watch interviews with the team on FOX40 news.
Listen to a talkback with the company here.
Read about our process in American Theatre, Theatre Topics, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training blog and the loviediaries blog
May 2021: The International Online Theatre Festival.
4 May 2021: University of Iowa. Talkback with Jennifer Buckley, English Department.
17-21 March 2021: SPE Festival.
5-6 February 2021: Valparaiso University. Talkback with Allison Shuette and Lisa Jennings, English Department.
19 December 2020: Michael Chekhov Association USA (MICHA).
12 December 2020: School of Sound UK. Talkback with Larry Sider.
12-19 Nov 2020: Northwestern Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts USA. Talkforward with Anjalee Hutchinson and talkback with Dassia Posner.
2-3 September 2020: 27th Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre.
30 July 2020: Athe Conference Detroit USA.
23 May 2020: UC Davis USA.
UC Davis gets creative to save long planned theater show
'AntigoneNOW radically retells an ancient tale of isolation and grief'
A dead body in quarantine, unburied and left to rot. A state in strife, a nation in fear, a woman bereft: Antigone is forbidden to touch and lay to rest the body of her deceased brother.
A ground-breaking contemporary response to the classical play, Antigone, made as Granada Artist in Residence, University of California Davis. Created collectively between the USA, Japan, Singapore and the UK using mobile phones, Ipads and video, this all-female cast and creative team create a new film that confronts the isolation of lockdown 2020. A culturally diverse ensemble of female identifying actors – each in seclusion – evoke the breadth of Antigone’s grief and defiance against devastating loss.
This production is part of my ongoing creative exploration of character through polyphonic vocalisation and collective composition.