(First a little trivia. It was originally called Medea Blitz(kreig): A Play)
How would the modern media tell the classic Medea story?
Originally workshopped at Dixon Place on Mar 16, 2015. We are seeking more opportunities to expand our work on Medea Blitz.
Medea Blitz is a two-person physical theater piece with a fluid 4th wall which takes a critical look at the evolution of how humans communicate starting with warning drums and building to the cacophony of today. Music and soundscape plays a huge role, helping to communicate mood.
The Medea story is juxtaposed with the theatrical retelling of the history of mass communication ie communication of a message to many people using different media: the telegraph, books, iphones and twitter. Medea is our Queen, the symbolic and iconic media pariah; she represents Brian Williams, Princess Diana, The Kardashians and Bill Cosby all rolled into one. The media is the chorus, constantly debating, discussing and parsing the myth to communicate it to the audience. How does the message change as media evolves? For this question, we are influenced by Marshall McLuhan, the philosopher of communication theory, and his many treatise on media’s influence on humankind. \
We would like to expand upon our Work-in-Progress and experiment with reordering the show for each production to see how information doled out in different ways feels to the audience and add the element of projection.
Rehearsal Support provided by the Interart Theatre Development Series.