RIOT ANTIGONE

A Hannah Greene & J. Mehr Kaur Production
Created & Directed by Seonjae Kim
Music by Mori Einsidler, Seonjae KimErato A. Kremmyda, J.L. Marlor and Jane Cardona
Lyrics by Seonjae Kim
Choreography by Brandon Powers

Stage Managed by Hanako Rodriguez
Assistant Stage Managed/Dramaturged by Aileen Lambert
Scenic Design by Emmie Finckel
Light Design by Megan Lang
Sound Design by Ryan Courtney
Costume Design by Machel Ross
Video & Projection Design by Garrett Allen and Sylvia Kang
Graphic Design by Sylvia Kang
Associate Directed by Talia Feldberg
Assistant Directed by Mari Moriarty

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
First Floor Theatre
February 10-19, 2017

RIOT ANTIGONE has been selected to open Ars Nova's ANT Fest on June 5th. For more information, click here.

RIOT ANTIGONE is Seonjae Kim's new take on Sophocles' tragedy, told from the perspective of a Chorus Leader and her all-female punk band, reminiscent of the 90s' Riot Grrrl movement iconized by bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney and Bratmobile. Through explosive live music, percussive movement and primal poetry, a chorus of young women tell the myth of Antigone through a feminist lens. A ritualistic and passionate rock concert as well as an intimate coming of age story, RIOT ANTIGONE is about the power of an individual who dares to carry a revolution upon herself.

 
Seonjae Kim’s brilliant Antigone, re-imagined as a Riot Grrrl and presented by an all female punk band could not be more timely.
— Huffington Post
This multi-racial cast of female and gender non-binary performers in torn fishnets, mid-drift bearing tops, pigtails, and pink hair, embody a give-no-fucks attitude and pride in their self-expression. They are not asking for anyone’s approval or permission. They are demanding attention and action.
— Exeunt Magazine

This musical received a workshop at Northwestern University Spring 2014. For information and photos from that staging click here.

Photo credit: Minji Lee, Walls Trimble, Theo Cote