New Voices Festival
Re-imagining the Classics
As part of our mission to tell the stories of women, people of color, and those with physical disabilities, Griot Theatre presentsThe Bacchae

Translated/Adapted by Emma Pauly
From Euripides

Dionysus - god of wine, ecstasy, and chaos - has told this story many times before. Now, the god manifests in the female form and enlists a chorus of modern women to right past wrongs and spread the worship of Dionysus. Pentheus, King of Thebes, has banned the new deity's worship and sets himself on a collision course with a god.

-And so the Maenads dance.

-The city burns.

-And gods and mortals have a choice to make. 

August 4th & 5th (Fri & Sat), @ 8PM
The Lounge Theatres
6201 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90038

Suggested $10 Donation
Seating is limited: click to RSVP

*all readings closed captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing guests

Griot Theatre
In Residence at the Getty Villa

Griot Theatre participated in The Getty Villa's Theatre Lab from April 4-17, 2016.  The two week residency culminated in 4 public performances. Working from the original text of Philoctetes by Sophocles, the work would become The Archer from Malis - going on to a full production in Hollywood.

The company explores and rehearses at the Getty Villa

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