Antigone: requiem per Patriarchus
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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 developed, workshopped, and production a second version of the production in 2019 and performed 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.