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

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Antigone, Chicago, Illinois USA 2012

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 Los Carneros, California.

Los Carneros, California.

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Performance Documentation:

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Mockette for Operatic Antigone by Hannah Manfredi. Ceramic. 2011.

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Before Doing Something, I Look Around to See, Chicago, 2011