les troyennes

Produced in 415 BC for the City Dionysia, Euripides’ masterpiece follows the fates of the renowned Trojan women after the immediate sacking of Troy.   As they wait on the shore to be taken from their homeland as slaves, the women speak about the horrors of war and lament the fall of the great city of Ilium.  Yet amid their raw emotions — seething rage, palpable terror, revenge, and despair — a noble dignity emerges as the women stoically accept their fate and vow to endure. Actors France Rolland and Vanessa Schmit-Craan portray the Trojan women’s struggle with poignant authenticity and depth, drawing viewers into the heart of this enduring tragedy. Created at the tail-end of the pandemic, our 30-minute digital adaptation of the play was selected for the Korean Global Women Performing Arts Festival in 2023, affirming the cross-cultural resonance of Euripides’ exploration of war, loss, and resilience.

CreATIVE TEAM

Les Troyennes

by Euripides
Direction and sound design by Stacey Christodoulou
Cinematography and editing by Davide Chiazzese

With 

France Rolland as Hecuba
Vanessa Schmit-Craan as Chorus, Cassandra and Andromache
 

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