I make endless ensemble-driven, operatic adaptations of the Antigone of Sophocles.
I chose to work on this Greek tragedy because I am interested in how theater adaptation is a system of relatedness that resembles human sibling-hood and Antigone is a story about friendship and love between siblings.
I make many adaptations of the same text in order to find out if one sibling can ever speak on behalf of the other. And, because adaptation is not imitation, I want to know how one sibling becomes the other.
To Sing is to Embody Experience that is Potential, Hamburg, Germany, 2017
Antigone, Chicago, Illinois USA 2012
Mockette for Operatic Antigone by Hannah Manfredi. Ceramic. 2011.
Before Doing Something, I Look Around to See, Chicago, 2011