Medea is part of La MaMa’s Great Jones Repertory Company’s Humanismo Project: Ancient Futures Series. Medea, composed by Elizabeth Swados and directed by Zishan Ugurlu, is a hybrid re-imagining of La MaMa’s 1972 Medea, originally directed by Andrei Serban combining ancient tongues. This iteration of Medea seeks to create harmony between technology and the raw experience of the tragedy and delves into the current global refugee crisis.
Zishan Ugurlu is a resident actress and director at La MaMa and a member of the Great Jones Repertory Company. She has performed in numerous productions with the company, including Panorama directed by Italian company Motus. Some recent directorial credits include Fragments, Lists & Lacunae written by Alexandra Chasin featuring Judith Butler, The Franca Rame Project by Dario Fo & Franca Rame and Agamemnon by Aeschylus.
Medea is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for La MaMa Great Jones Rep’s Humanismo: Ancient Futures Series. Additional support for this engagement is provided by The Audience Building Project, a program of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Governor and New York State Legislature.