ANTIGONE: requiem per Patriarchus

Antigone: requiem per Patriarchus is a devised work created and produced by ERA and Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble, in collaboration with Prison Performing Arts and Saint Louis University Theatre. Lucy Cashion and Rachel Tibbetts began its development in 2017 with a playwriting workshop at the Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center. Lucy further developed and workshopped the first version of the production at SLU where the Theatre Program produced it in 2017 as part of the its 'Social Justice' Season. Lucy & Rachel directed and produced this iteration of the play in 2018 at the W.E.R.D.C.C. in Vandalia, MO. ERA & SATE workshopped and developed a second version of the production in 2019 and performed it at the Chapel in St. Louis, MO.

 

All versions conceived of the play with seven Antigones. The final version, requiem per Patriarchus, imagines that the seven Antigones are incarcerated and sentenced to reenact their own story everyday until they can figure out how to make it end without tragedy.

The creation of the original work in 2017 was managed and directed by Lucy Cashion (SLU & ERA) & Rachel Tibbetts (PPA & SATE).

Collaborators

 

Created & Produced in collaboration with SATE (Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble)

Composed by Lucy Cashion

in collaboration with Taleesha Caturah, Miranda Félix, Laura Hulsey, Alicen Moser, Ellie Schwetye, Victoria Thomas, and Natasha Toro

Based on the adaptation of Antigone created by Saint Louis University Theatre and Prison Performing Arts

Director: Lucy Cashion

Stage Managers: Spencer Lawton & Erica Withrow

Costume Designer: Liz Henning

Scenic Designer & Sound Designer: Lucy Cashion

Lighting Designer & Technical Director: Erik Kuhn

Intern: Spencer Lawton

Tiresias/Antigone..........................Taleesha Caturah

Antigone........................................Miranda Félix

Haemon/Antigone.........................Laura Hulsey

Creon/Antigone.............................Alicen Moser

Guard/Death/Antigone..................Ellie Schwetye

Ismene/Antigone...........................Victoria Thomas

Eurydice/Antigone.........................Natasha Toro

Drummer.......................................Marcy Ann Wiegert

Graphic Design: Dottie Quick

Promotional and Production Photography: Joey Rumpell 

Dedicated to Laura Hulsey

Source Texts:

Antigone by Saint Louis University Theatre & Prison Performing Arts

Antigone by Sophocles, translations by F. Storr, Don Taylor, & Robert Fagles

Antigonick by Anne Carson

Antigone by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Judith Malina 

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Résumé by Dorothy Parker

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Production History

2019 August 14-31: in collaboration with SATE at the Chapel, St. Louis, MO, USA