I'm excited to announce that I've written a brand new verse version of Euripides' tragedy The Trojan Women which will be premiered at HEART OF OAKLAND on 2/4/16 at 7pm. The event is being held in the Fox Theatre in downtown Oakland and is a way for Oakland School for the Arts to connect with the city that gives the school its name. Each school of art at OSA has been given fifteen minutes to show what it does best. The School of Theatre (of which I'm proud to be the chair) is preparing a piece with particular relevance to Oakland. This new version of The Trojan Woman retains the classical feel and the Trojan War context of the original, but it has been updated to reflect the loss of young men of color to systematic oppression. A cast of nearly fifty School of Theatre students of all ages and grade levels will bring this piece to life. While this is a community outreach event first and foremost, any net proceeds will benefit arts education at OSA.
Tickets can be purchased online: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C004F73FAE7455C
Prices range from $10 to $50 for VIP seating and commemorative art print. Please join us for this important and exciting event.