Andy | 3000 Fenkell St | Detroit, MI
*Pay-what-you-will Tuesday, September 24
Cleopatra Boy brings to light how women (and other non-straight/white/male) leaders’ histories are re-written, maligned, or erased. The iconic Egyptian pharaoh’s historic, mythic, and fictional representations across time inspired our ensemble to create a performance that speaks to the present moment. A theatrical thought experiment that is part pageant, part courtroom drama; our audience will shape-shift from spectators, to community members, to witnesses as we collectively address the injustice of losing control of our own narratives in order to rethink and remake history.
Conceived & Directed by Sherrine Azab & Jake Hooker
Featuring: Aja Salakastar Dier, Morgan Hutson, Chris Jakob,
Costa Kazaleh-Sirdenis, and Eleni Zaharopoulos
Designed by Chantel Gaidica (lights), Dorothy Melander-Dayton (sets & costumes),
Jake Hooker (projections)
Dance Director: Maddy Rager
Original Music: Costa Kazaleh-Sirdenis
Voice Over: Torri Lynne Frances
Additional Text: Kamelya Youssef
Cleopatra Boy was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Ready to Tour Winter 2019