Clad in daylight, A staged elegy about Andromache and her unexpected love (2018-work in progress)

Workshop at The Mall of Found Artist residency, New Lebanon, New York, June 2018.
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Performance space for The Mall of Found residency, 2018.
WIP developed as part of the «Lo fuerte y lo débil en el teatro» workshop led by Paola Belfiore at El Bastión, San Juan, 2018.
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Western, a play starring Antigone and her brothers, New York, 2016.

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Poster designed by Gonzalo Menevichian

Written by Cristina Pérez Díaz, directed by Javier Antonio González (Caborca), performed by David Skeist (Caborca), Tania Molina (Caborca), Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes (Caborca, Pinc Louds), Nathan Dufour Oglesby (SirKN8), and Noah Davies-Mason (CUNY Graduate Center). Stage Design by Jian Jung. Stage Manager: Brooke Bell. Staged in June 2016 at El Flamboyán (The Clemente), New York, with the support of a Public Humanities Grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

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Eteocles/Creon (Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes), in rehearsal. Photo by Marcos Toledo.
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Waste Management Employee (Nathan Dufour Oglesby) and Eteocles/Creon (Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes), In rehearsal. Photo by Marcos Toledo.
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Eteocles/Creon (Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes) and Polyneices’ corpse, in rehearsal. Photo by Marcos Toledo.
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Eteocles/Creon (Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes) and The Narrator (Noah Davies-Mason), in rehearsal. Photo by Marcos Toledo.
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Antigone (Tania Molina) and Eteocles/Creon (Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes), in performance. Photo by Marcos Toledo.
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Antigone (Tania Molina) and Sophocles (David Skeist), in performance. Photo by Marcos Toledo.
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Antigone (Tania Molina) carries Polyneices’ corpse, in rehearsal. Photo by Marcos Toledo.
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Antigone (Tania Molina) and Eteocles/Creon (Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes), in performance. Photo by Marcos Toledo.
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Antigone (Tania Molina) handles Polyneices’ corpse to Eteocles/Creon (Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes), in performance. Photo by Marcos Toledo.
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The Narrator (Noah Davies-Mason), Antigone (Tania Molina) and Polyneices’ corpse, in performance. Photo by Marcos Toledo.
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The Narrator (Noah Davies-Mason), Antigone (Tania Molina), and Sophocles (David Skeist), in performance. Photo by Marcos Toledo.

Blurb: A girl, let’s say her name is Antigone, witnesses something, say the mutual killing of her two brothers at each other’s hands. A writer, maybe Sophocles, is writing the story for them, for the three siblings, with some help. How does Antigone face her losses? She is got to do something, bury them, at least. But what if she can’t, what if she is forced to choose to bury only one of them? Only one of her brothers. Why? The circumstances… say, it’s a post-war time. Or what if she has to face one of her own brothers, a corpse, turned administrator of land and borders, who does not allow her to bury the other brother? Let’s do that one. Antigone carries the corpse around the stage. What is she to do? Or what will the writer decide for her, if the story has already been written, so many times?