Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Myths on Stage: Meet Panelist Jeremy Menekseoglu

Myths on Stage
Sunday, May 16

following the 3:00pm matinee of The Love of the Nightingale.

Paul G. Miller hosts a panel of Chicago directors and playwrights who discuss the process of adapting Greek myths to the modern stage.

Panelists include:
Marti Lyons - Dramaturge, The Love of the Nightingale at Red Tape

Thomas Murray – Director, Strangeloop Theatre

Cory Tamler – Playwright

Sarah Sapperstein - Dramaturge

Tim Speicher – Artistic Director, State Theatre

Jeremy Menekseoglu. Jeremy is the Artistic Director of Dream Theatre Company and the playwright of eight Modern Greek plays: AGAMEMNON, ELECTRA, ORESTES, MEDEA, ANTIGONE, ISMENE, THE CLOUDS and LYSYSTRATA. Dream Theatre Company is currently in the midst of his AGON TRILOGY which covers Agamemnon, Electra and Orestes. It has already been called "a small, stunning portrait of power dynamics in a relationship that by turns echoes those between Edward Albee's George and Martha, Orson Welles's Charles and Susan Kane, and Sophocles's Antigone and Creon. Oh, and Jean Cocteau's Belle and Bete, too. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" --Tony Adler, Chicago Reader. And “As a first installment, Agamemnon is a harbinger of good things to come. It will certainly be exciting to watch as Menekseoglu steers the Dream ensemble through the next two plays of his Agon Trilogy.” -Ian Epstein, Chicago Theatre Blog.

The Love of the Nightingale runs May 3-29.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are an expert in this field, you really got some great points there, thanks.

- Robson