The original hero of silenced women, Antigone, stands against tyranny and injustice through her words and deeds. In this new telling of Sophokles' classic tale, poet and translator Anne Carson presents an Antigone both inspiring and contemporary. With rich poetic language driving the action, Taffety Punk presents this epic story with an ensemble of actors, dancers, and musicians.
Directed by company member Kelsey Mesa
Featuring Lilian Oben as Antigone, with company members Dan Crane and Esther Williamson, and guest artists Danny Puente Cackley, Louis E. Davis, Katie Murphy, Rachel Felstein, Teresa Spencer
Starting with Anne Carson's unparalleled translation of all that remains of Sappho's poetry, choreograper Katie Sopoci Drake and director Marcus Kyd lead an ensemble of dancers, actors, and musicians to explore the tension of loss and signal decay. Can we know what is lost through what has been found?
Directed by company member Marcus Kyd
Choreography by Katie Sopoci Drake
Theatre without a net. The Taffety Punk Bootleggers return after last year's Bootleg Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part 3. The concept is simple, actors arrive with only their lines prepared. The show goes on, ready or not.
Bootleg Shakespeare is the most exciting theatre event of the year. And it is free.
Tickets will be available at the box office on the day of the performance at 6:00pm, limit two per person. If all tickets are gone by show time there will be a queue for standing room tickets and unclaimed seats. There will be no advanced reservations of any kind. Good luck!
Company member, Josh Taylor, composing as Jupiter Rex, composed a set of unique retro-futurism songs, released as monthly singles thoughout 2017. The entire collection is now available on Bandcamp.
Taffety Punk's Generator Project is an ongoing workshop series dedicated to giving our company members the space, time, and resources to pursue their inspirations.
Sappho and Lucrece photos by Teresa Castracane, boots by Brittany Diliberto
record covers by Josh Taylor and Marcus Kyd
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