A virtual adaptation of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, this play is set in a near-future world, in which the ever-expanding Greek colonial empire is besieging the city-state, Troy. The script follows several Trojan woman, as they experience what Troy’s downfall means for them, due to their gender, sexuality, racial identities, and social class. It also directly confronts and responds to the traditional ‘hero’ narrative that pervades much of the commonly-taught Western canon.

As this will be an original script, during the rehearsal process, the play’s text can and will be developed by the ensemble. In addition, as the initial script is currently in development, we are eager to involve a multitude of different perspectives in the writing process. We are therefore actively recruiting people who may be interested in working in a dramaturgical role at the moment! Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ theatremakers, as well as those who may not have been involved in theatre before but would like to, are particularly encouraged to get in touch.

To learn more about auditions, visit Yale College Arts. To become involved in the production, email Jenan Cameranesi at ex1@yaledramat.org.

 

Dominion will be presented online.