Samos Festival Theatre 2014
The Women of Troy
A tragedy based on Troades by Euripides
In the tragedy Troades, Euripides addresses the destiny of the trojan women after the war was lost. The city was reduced to dust and ashes. Inhabitants have fallen in battle or had become victims to marauders. The women were facing enslavement and displacement from their homes.
As a warning against violent conflicts and their consequences, the play is a timeless classic. With a transnational cast, the ensemble relates to contemporary wars and conflicts. The collective work of actors and actresses from Germany, Greece and Turkey lights a beacon for transnational understanding and against past and present conflicts. Aside from being staged based on a custom text version the play also experiences an enrichment by various musical elements.
Author: Prof. em. Dr. Ulrich Sinn
The Women of Troy is a transnational cooperation of Theater & Philharmonie Thüringen (Germany) together with the Tiyatro Medresesi Şirince (Turkey) and the Samos Young Artists Festival (Greece). It is the first collaboration between the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Theatre & Philharmonics of Thuringia and the Schwarz Foundation.
artistic and stage director: Bernhard Stengele
transcription and project leadership: Prof. em. Dr. Ulrich Sinn
project assistant: Çelal Mordeniz
scene and costumes: Marianne Hollenstein
musical director: Ömer Avci
dramaturg: Felix Eckerle
participants: Çiğdem Aksüt, Ece Çelikçapa, Anne Diemer, Chara-Mata Giannatou, Milena Ivanova, Manuel Kressin, Öykü Oktay, Rachelle Oudraogo, Katerina Papandreou, Vanessa Rose, Mechthild Scobanita, Erdem Senocak, Ouelgo Tené, Ilgaz Ulusoy, Katharina Weithaler, Esra Yaşar, Burcu Yilmaz
Sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
Photography by Stephan Walzl