Recording (w/ Screen Captions)
Closed Captioning by Larry Eames.
The performance was preceded by an Introduction by Emma (included in the video above) and followed by a 45-min discussion with some members of the cast and select audience members (not included).
A young person returns to their hometown for the first time in a long time, hoping to find acceptance. When they find the opposite, tempers flare, consequences ensue, and identities are questioned, changed, and dissolved. This translation of Bacchae centers a non-binary/gender non-conforming reading of Dionysus and roots itself in the worlds of gender, grief, and the family unit.
Directed & Translated by Emma Pauly
Dionysus: Sarah “Sam” Saltiel
Pentheus: Claudio Sansone
Agave: Samantha Fenno
Kadmos: Lynn Fitzgerald
Tiresias: Eric Q. Vanderwall
Chorus Leader: Sally Rose Zuckert
First Messenger/Chorus: Hannah Halpern
Second Messenger/Chorus: Amber Ace
Soldier/Chorus: Jack Chelgren