THE TROJAN WOMEN PROJECT

Curated by Megan Carney and Rebekah Scallet

August 12, 2010

An ensemble-devised exploration of war as seen through a woman’s lens, this special gathering engages artists throughout the city of Chicago, including female veterans, to craft a portrait of women in wartime throughout history. The Salon will be a blend of live performance, video projection, and installation inspiring dialogue and challenging our perceptions of a “woman warrior.”

“Would ye be wise, ye Cities, fly from war!”
— Cassandra, from Euripides’ The Trojan Women

Those words,written over two thousand years ago, still echo with force today in a world in which cities have yet to learn a new response to political unrest. Euripides’ famous Greek tragedy stands out both for its anti-war message and its primary cast of characters. The story does not feature the men who wage war, but the women whose lives are destroyed by it.

Location:
Chicago’s Landmark Ridge Firehouse (5714 N. Ridge Avenue)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Theatre: 5779 N. Ridge Avenue
Office: 5775 N. Ridge Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
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