About the Show
A present-day, Eastern European war-torn country is the setting for Euripides’ Trojan Women. Within the ruins of a once great palace turned office space/internment camp, the costume design considers the realities of war fought between man and the gods. Athena and the Greeks wear military uniforms while Poseidon appears as a homeless hired militiaman among the Trojan women who are covered simply in hospital-issue gowns with signs of abuse detailed in their make-up and hair. Their skin is stamped and bruised as they take their places among the spoils of war.
Throughout rehearsal and production, donations were taken to support efforts to help female victims of war.