University of California, San Diego; San Diego, CA
Studio Project, Arther Wagner Theatre, 2019
An Iliad by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson
Directed by Juliana Kliest-Mendez
Costume Design by Natalie Barshow
Scenic Design by Miranda Friel and Nicholas Ponting
Sound Design by MeaAnn Ross
Composing by Kyle Adam Blair
Lighting Design by Mexley Almeda
In the age of the Trojan War it was tasked to a poet to remember in full detail the darkest, bloodiest details to relay the story to back to the masses. The Poet has been traveling since the 12th century spilling the story desperate for our addiction to rage would subside from the gruesome stories they share. Until mankind’s compulsion toward violence subsides, the Poet is doomed to walk and tell of story of Achilles and Hector. The Poet has arrived in the 21st Century, after having witnessed hundreds of years and hundreds of wars, they see an age plagued by technology driven violence and hate, egotistical leaders, and a deeper rooted rage then when they began their journey.
The Poet needs Muses, talismans of the past, and remembrance of the "good times" to help her tell this story.