World Premiere Production
by Anya Pearson
Directed by Jamie M. Rea
Choreographed by Jeff George
Produced by Shaking the Tree Theatre.
February 15-March 16, 2019
A FUSION OF POETRY, THEATRE, AND VIOLENT AND VISCERAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE WHICH POSES THE QUESTION:
Based on Aeschylus' tragedy "Agamemnon"
By Anya Pearson
2018 commission by orphic
February 1ST + 2ND, 2019
7:30PM @ SHOUT HOUSE
The Killing Fields, by Anya Pearson, is a riveting new drama about love, loss, and the true price of vengeance. Set in 1980's East Oakland, at the height of the crack epidemic, it reimagines the Ancient Greek play, Agamemnon, through an African American lens. Combining poetic language with great humor and heart, The Killing Fields, is a fresh take on one of history's most epic tales.
The reading is free to attend, but space is limited, so making a reservation is highly recommended.
Both performances will be followed by a post-show discussion, moderated by Orphic interns, Kyle Riper and Jenna Cady.
The reading will feature the acting talents of:
Anya recently received the $10,000 Problem Play Commission from Bag&Baggage Theatre to adapt Measure for Measure with an African-American lens focused on the prison industrial complex.
The World Premiere of this adaptation will take place in March 2020.