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A PASSION: A Dramatic Choral Liturgy Unbound – performed live on Zoom
Due to Quarantine, and the drastic necessary changes of COVID-19, Dzieci continued to work on its spring piece on Zoom. This delicate and and communal piece was originally crafted with choral singing, dance, and ritual movement. It has now been re-envisioned for another medium. Though separate in body, may we remain together in creative spirit.
This production means a lot to me, both as an actor and as a woman living in 2019. Exploring the role of Clytaemnestra is many things all at once: haunting, humbling, frightening, mysterious, mythical, and truly empowering. The last few years I have walked around with a sense of fear and anxiety. In light of the strides of the #MeToo movement, and especially the Kavanaugh Hearings, the voice of a woman is becoming more frequent and strong. For me, working with a character and a container for those feelings and thoughts are a constructive tool for my own development.
Not only does Aeschylus’ text provide this bold example of female empowerment, but it dissects the questions of What is Moral? What is Just? What is Fair? in the context of war, personal power, and political rule. These deeply human questions are always healthy to explore.