AntigoneNOW

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 TheatreTheatre, Dance and Performance Training blog and the loviediaries blog

Screenings
17-21 March 2021
: SPE Festival.
5-6 February 2021: Valparaiso University. Talkback with Allison Shuette and Lisa Jennings.
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 Professor 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.

tester trailer:

UC Davis gets creative to save long planned theater show

The Sacramento Bee - Read full review →

'AntigoneNOW radically retells an ancient tale of isolation and grief'

The Daily Northwestern - Read full review →


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.

Rehearsal tests: