Cleopatra Boy


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, Torri Lynn Frances, 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
Additional Text: Kamelya Youssef

September 13 - 28th
Andy Arts Detroit
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Ready to Tour Winter 2019