Commissioned by Rumble, Workshop as part of Boca del Lupo’s Space Residency program

Medea (In Development)

August 12- 15, 2019

By Carmen Aguirre, Adapted from Euripides’ Medea

Performance Works, Granville Island | 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

About the Show

Development continues for Rumble’s current commissioned adaptation: Medea by award-winning playwright, actor, and author Carmen Aguirre. For her reimagining of the story Carmen transports Euripides’ Greek tragedy to Vancouver’s Little Saigon in the 1980s, into the heart of the Vietnamese diaspora, where the effects of war, violence, displacement, and trauma have followed.

As part of the play’s development and production, we are actively collaborating with the Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Society (SEACHS) and members of Vancouver’s Vietnamese community.

Carmen’s Medea is the third script to be commissioned from Rumble’s adaptation program, following in the acclaimed footsteps of Governor General’s Award-winning script Indian Arm by Hiro Kanagawa (2015) and The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius by Colleen Murphy (2017).

Medea is in development throughout this year, with an aim to premiere the production in our 2020-21 season.

Creative Team for Boca Del Lupo Residency

Playwright: Carmen Aguirre
Director: Jiv Parasram
Performers: Jasmine Chen, Grace Fatkin, Grace Le, Thai-Hoa Le, Anjela Magpantay 
Musician: Vi An Diep 
Puppet Designer & Puppeteer: Shizuka Kai
Puppeteer: Brent Hirose 
Projection Designer: Shang Han Chien 
Lighting Designer: Angela Nguyen
Production Manager: Andrew Pye 
Stage Manager: Maria Zarillo 
Assistant Director: Daniela Atiencia
Community Consultant: Thai-Hoa Le 
Documentation: Howard Dai
Typographer: Truong Nguyen

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