Classics and the Medea Project: Out of the Academy and Onto the Stage

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 (All day)

Dr. Alexandra Pappas, Associate Professor and Raoul Bertrand Chair in Classics at San Francisco State University, will talk about her ongoing work with the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women/HIV Circle and about teaching Classical Mythology in the San Francisco County Jail. She will present in collaboration with Felirene Bongolan, dramaturge for the Medea Project; Deborah King, longtime core member of the company; and Lisa Frias, choreographer and core member.

With a methodology developed by its Director, Rhodessa Jones, the Medea Project draws on Greco-Roman myths to ground the theatrical performances of women's personal experiences of trauma, incarceration, and illness for healing purposes. For more on the Medea Project, see the Medea Project Facebook Page.

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