M E D E A
translated by Robinson Jeffers
The opening chant by the chorus.
Medea (Samantha Kern) is sent into exile by Creon (Jerald Edwards)
Medea (Samantha Kern) is confronted by Jason (Jason Dryden).
Medea (Samantha Kern) seduces Aegeus (A. Ryan Chody).
The discovery of the death of the children.
The Cast & Crew. Back Row - Laura Ewing, Jerald Edwards, Jason Dryden, Michael Ewing,
A. Ryan Chody, Joel Williams, Eric Young, Lauren Marshall, Samantha Kern, Shannon Kern,
2nd Row - Misty Ayres, Chnook Wood, Juliana Stewart, Valerie Fjeseth, Katherine Bonin
Front Row - Jaimie Garr, Ty MacHott, Sarah Rekab, Cameron Harris, Kari L. Stanley
Through out the Festival Years at Cameron, the
Department of Theatre Arts has consistently focused its season to the
corresponding theme, be it The Year of the Renaissance, Cultural Diversity, or
as is the case this year, Bridging the
Millennia. The selection process this entails has always proved
challenging, yet rewarding.
This year was no exception. From the beginning, I wanted to present a Medea that would somehow bridge the millennia. With babies being left in dumpsters, the woman drowning her children in
I also knew that we were not going to present the work in the traditional classic way which would include the actors wearing masks. Plans were already underway for this avenue to be explored by our production of Everyman. While valid for a Greek tragedy, I believed that our audience would find such duplication repetitive.
A bit of serendipity began to present itself. Within days of one another, Dr. Sally Soelle, Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, and Dr. Barbara Kerr Scott, Professor of Art, had e-mailed me articles about how many of today's new plays were dealing with the apocalypse. Taking this idea one step further, I decided that our Medea would be placed in
Another question we faced was what music or song would survive the apocalypse? Here again, another piece of serendipity presented itself with the addition of Dr. James Cunningham to our Music faculty. Dr. Cunningham has an excellent background in World music. During a
So, here are the pieces of the puzzle that will allow our production of Medea to Bridge the Millennia and examine perhaps the timeless question of revenge.
Scott Richard Klein
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