HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED
The way in which you respond is limited only by your imagination
If you want to be involved all you need to do is read the play, or drop into a rehearsal and then make a creative response.
- film yourself performing a section of the text
- write poetry inspired by the play.
- A musician refugee from the war in former Yugoslavia, intends to compose an original piece of music.
- We are hoping that an artist from India will respond in Dance
- We even may get some involvement from students who are studying the play in year 12..
If you decide you want to be part of this get in touch and one of the team members will be there to support you in creating your response.The idea is that your work will be shown to the artists rehearsing the production, so that they can benefit from and be inspired by the solidarity of your collaboration and in turn you can be part of helping us shape the play.Also as a way of breaking the fourth wall and and converting our audiences from passive witnesses into active participants we will be making a website where the materials created by our extended collaborators can be shown and seen. The idea is that either before or after performances audiences who have been affected by the project can continue their engagement.Last but not least any local artists who collaborate will be offered tickets to come see the show and there may even be opportunity for the work of few locals to be performed or displayed either before or after the show.
ABOUT OUR PRODUCTION OF THIS PLAY
2019 Amphitheatre Tour
In February and March 2019 Eagle’s Nest will be staging a production of Women of Troy at three amphitheatres across Melbourne including Emerald Lake Park.
The play, if you don't know it, deals in painful detail with the fate of the Trojan women and children after being defeated by the Greek army and the infamous Trojan Horse. Violence against women was endemic to warlike society 2500 years ago. The threat of war is no longer prevalent for most first world citizens but the level to which women across the globe are subjected to violence in their private and personal space is nothing short of an epidemic.
This crisis is slowly being brought to light by things like the #MeToo movement and in solidarity we have decided to participate in this dialogue and provoke new angles for discussion. Drawing on range of artistic genres; words, music and movement, our ensemble of over 20 female performers celebrates creative collaboration between women as we take a stand to voice that the stories of the Women of Troy are the stories of all women and that troy is still everywhere.
The purpose of our production is to provide a platform for women to have a voice and when we started the project there was such a strong response from women in Melbourne, Australia wide and even internationally that we decided to create a way for people to be in the show even if they couldn’t be “in the show”.