An Immersive Theatre Experience
from Outside the March and Factory Theatre
in association with Neworld Theatre
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
David Daniels and Kate Alexander Daniels
Richard Rooney and Laura Dinner
Jim and Sandra Pitblado
Les and Ellen Wallace
- August 3rd - 28th, 2022
Factory Theatre (Studio & Courtyard)