Trojan WomenBy David Bridel and the MFA Acting Class of 2014
Visions and Voices
Inspired by the Euripides classic, this modern version of the epic story will be created by the company of actors in a creative collaboration with director David Bridel. Movement, music and original text combine to forge a contemporary, smart and powerful tale.
Description:Euripides’ classic play, The Trojan Women, receives a breathtaking new imagining at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts. The Trojan Women is a powerhouse tragedy that follows the plight of the women of Troy in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Their city has faced complete devastation, their families have been killed or enslaved and their homeland has been irrevocably altered. At the core of this ancient drama is Hecuba, the dethroned Queen of Troy, and the impact that this horrific war has on her city, her family and her own life. This stunning tale of gods and mortals will be profoundly transformed by the graduating MFA in Acting class.
This company of actors will create a modern version of the epic story in a creative collaboration with director David Bridel. Movement, music and original text combine to forge a contemporary, smart and powerful tale. The play will be performed in repertory with Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Molière’s Tartuffe, allowing these artists to explore the depths of multiple worlds onstage this spring.The Trojan Women follows other wildly successful and imaginative collaborations between David Bridel and the graduating MFA Acting classes, including Are You Falling? and Forget My Name.
About the Artists:
David Bridel is a director, choreographer, writer and teacher of acting, movement and clown. He works as both the associate dean of global and artistic Initiatives and the associate director of MFA acting at US. The Los Angeles Times writes: “Bridel is the real thing, one of the most inventive, scholarly and vastly challenging voices on the current theatrical scene.”
The MFA Acting Class of 2014 is a diverse and dynamic company of actors completing their third year of study at the USC School of Dramatic Arts’ challenging conservatory-style Master in Fine Arts program.