Phaedra's Phuneral

Equally Represented Arts and Poor Monsters regret to inform you of the death of Phaedra. We request the honor of your presence at a phuneral service celebrating her life on August 14, 2016. Please bring your thoughts, prayers, and phondest memories of the deceased. Reception to follow. (We expect the attendance of many iconic and tragic women at this event. Please plan accordingly.)

Phaedra's Phuneral​ features original eulogies!​ We have called on tragic, female characters everywhere and from any time to help us mourn the loss of this epic Queen of Athens, daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë, by eulogizing her. We collected your eulogies to provide content to perform at Phaedra’s Phuneral so we might grieve again for our loss.*

*Phaedra has the misfortune of dying a lot: once in most iterations of the Hippolytus myth, as well as in every production of any of those iterations. Specific data is unavailable.

 

The Phaedra Phestival exists as an experimental and collaborative theatrical investigation and fundraiser for the 2016-2017 production seasons of ERA, Poor Monsters, SATE, and YoungLiars.

Collaborators

Performing Artists

Will Bonfiglio..........................Priest/Blanche DuBois
Ryan Lawson-Maeske...........Aphrodite

Cara Barresi..........................Ariadne

Kristen Strom.........................Hippolyta

Frankie Ferrari.......................Clytemnestra

Carl Overly, Jr........................Christine Mannon:

Alicen Moser..........................Phaedra/Polly & Ghost of Phaedra
Anthony Kramer.....................Hippolytus/Edward

Rachel Hanks........................Desdemona

Maggie Conroy......................Helen Keller

Kristin Rion............................Lolita

Rachel Tibbetts.....................Juliet

Julia Crump...........................Sharon Tate

Parvuna Sulaiman.................Cleopatra
Kristin Cassidy.......................Mary Todd Lincoln

Tori Thomas...........................Abigail Williams
Jimmy Bernatowicz................Ruth Putnam
Katie Schoenfeld....................Mary Warren
Marilyn Arnold........................Betty Parris
Hannah Grimm.......................Susana Walcott
Halli Pattison..........................Mercy Lewis

Reggie Pierre.........................Cassandra:

Natasha Toro..........................Bernarda Alba

Cassidy Flynn.........................Oenone/Nurse

Pete Winfrey...........................Angry Bird (Jing Wei)

Jennifer Theby Quinn.............Virginia Woolf

Shannon Geier.......................The Song of Phaedra (Megara)

Ellie Schwetye........................Ballade of Ladies Who Died for Love

Randy Brachman...................Dagny Taggart/Man

Siri..........................................Alexa

Joe Kercher............................Hannah Höch

Gabe Taylor............................Io

Mitch Eagles...........................Laura Wingfield

Jeanitta Perkins......................Sojourner Truth

Production Team

Will Bonfiglio: Producer

Lucy Cashion: Director, Producer, & Design

Joe Taylor: Composer & Musician

Production History

2016 August 14: Columbarium at Bellefontaine Cemetery

Press & Recognition

Willis Ryder Arnold, "Arts and Education Council launches new crowd-funding platform" in St. Louis Public Radio NPR

startup-StL Crowdfunding feature on Arts & Education Council 

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Equally Represented Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.