Trojan Girls & The Outhouse of Atreus

by Gillian Clark

An Immersive Theatre Experience
from
Outside the March and Factory Theatre
in association with Neworld Theatre

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The fated collision of Greek mythology and GREASE mythology, unfolding in two locations at the same time. Welcome to New Troy, Canada, August 2009. The night of the annual Duck n’ Swing dance. Odysseus hatches a death-defying Prom-posal, Nestra and King Memnon rendezvous in the Outhouse for some old Summer Lovin’, and Cassandra feasts on raw hot dogs while sooth-sayin’ the world’s destruction.

An epic exploration of inheritance in the age of Climate Emergency, with two plays performed simultaneously by the same ensemble. Half the audience gathers outdoors around the campfire, and half cuts a rug in the dance hall, while the actors race back-and-forth—inhabiting both the teenagers of New Troy and their middle-aged parents. Then at intermission everyone switches, as the stakes of the 50/50 raffle continue to climb.

It’s going to be Elektra-fying.

 

TROJAN GIRLS & THE OUTHOUSE OF ATREUS has been developed with support from the NAC National Creation Fund and is based on Clark’s play The Ruins, originally developed and produced by Two Planks and a Passion.

 

Access Information
Outside the March and Factory Theatre are working with a team of artistic consultants to integrate accessibility elements into the production. We will be releasing dates of ASL interpreted performances, as well as a Visual Story for the show in the coming months. If you have any questions in the meantime related to access and the production, please write to us at info@outsidethemarch.ca.

 

Interview with Creative Team
In anticipation of the announcement of TROJAN GIRLS & THE OUTHOUSE OF ATREUS, the creative team sat down with OtM creative producer Griffin McInnes to chat about the show. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation with playwright Gillian Clark, director Mitchell Cushman, associate director Frances Koncan and dramaturge Jeff Ho. Click here to read.

 

Outside the March Leading Production Supporters
Emerald Foundation
Andrew and Hillary Cumming
David Daniels and Kate Alexander Daniels
Richard Rooney and Laura Dinner
Jim and Sandra Pitblado
Bulmash-Siegel Foundation
Tamara Zielony
Les and Ellen Wallace

 

Factory Theatre (Studio & Courtyard)

Creative Team

An Outside the March and Factory Theatre Immersive Theatre Experience
In Association with Neworld Theatre

Written by Gillian Clark
Directed by Mitchell Cushman

Starring Katherine Cullen, Liz Der, Sébastien Heins, Amy Keating, Elena Reyes, Cheyenne Scott, Merlin Simard, and Jeff Yung
Understudies Christol Bryan, Rais Clarke-Mendes, Steven Hao, 
and Hannah Wayne-Philips

Set Design: Anahita Dehbonehie
Costume Design: Nick Blais
Lighting Design: Jareth Li
Sound Design: Heidi Chan
Audio System Designer: Michael Laird
Dramaturge: Jeff Ho
Associate Director: Makram Ayache
Assistant Costume Designer: Cindy Dzib
Assistant Set Designer: Niloufar Ziaee
Fight Director: Louisa Zhu
Intimacy Director: Anita Nittoly
Vocal Coach: Christine Berg
Associate Director (Development): Frances Koncan
Elemental Consultant: Catherine Tammaro

Director of Production: Courtney Pyke
Pre-Production Manager: Giusseppe Condello
Stage Managers: Daniel Oulton and Meghan Speakman
Assistant Stage Manager: Alysse Szatkowski
Apprentice Stage Manager: Scotia Cox
Technical Director: Bryan Steele
Head of Wardrobe: Kathleen Black
Wardrobe Attendant: Jade Wilson
Wardrobe Running Crew: Kalina Popova
Head Carpenter: Curtis Whittaker
Assistant Head Carpenter: Mitchell Ayres
Head Painter: Susanna Feng
Archivist and Production Assistant: Lili Gardner-Elmer
House Technician: Makiah Bautis
“Out” Audio Technician: Jeff Bornstein
A2: Matthew Lisk
Lighting Operator: Max Tilander

Producers: Katherine Devlin Rosenfeld and Mark Aikman
Associate Producers: Kinsey Powell and Laura McCallum
Access Committee: Cara Eastcott, Devon Healey, Adam Cahoon, Thurga Kanagasekarampillai

The production would like to acknowledge the incredible number of actors who have generously contributed to Outside the March’s development of this piece, including Wayne Burns, Katherine Cullen, Shannon Currie, Christef Desir, James Ersil, Sébastien Heins, Todd Houseman, Amy Keating, Sadie Laflamme-Snow, Griffin McInnes, Chris Mejaki, Natasha Mumba, Lisa Nasson, Emily Piggford, Vanessa Sears, and Tara Sky.

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