CRY, TROJANS! (Troilus & Cressida)

Text by William Shakespeare
Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte

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Production Credits

CRY, TROJANS! (Troilus & Cressida)
Text by William Shakespeare

With Ari Fliakos, Greg Mehrten, Andrew Schneider, Scott Shepherd, and Kate Valk with Koosil-ja, Suzzy Roche, Casey Spooner, Jim Fletcher, and Eric Dyer.

Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte
Set Elements, Props, Costumes: Folkert de Jong, Delphine Courtillot
Sound: Bruce Odland
Live Sound Mix: Bobby McElver, Max Bernstein
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Video, Projections, Control Interfaces: Andrew Schneider
Stage Manager: Teresa Hartmann
Assistant Director: Jamie Poskin
Assistant Costumes: Enver Chakartash
Assistant Lighting: Ryan Seelig
Wardrobe, Make-up: Naomi Raddatz
Production Manager: Emily Rea
Technical Director: Bill Kennedy
Video Totems: Ruud van den Akker, Aron Deyo

Master Electrician: Andy Sowers
Sound Consultant: Jim Dawson

CRY, TROJANS! (Troilus & Cressida) began as a co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company. That original production, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, was commissioned by the RSC for the World Shakespeare Festival, produced for the London 2012 Olympics Festival. Co-directors for the original production: Elizabeth LeCompte and Mark Ravenhill. Additional credits for the original production: Greek cast: Joe Dixon, Scott Handy, Aidan Kelly, Clifford Samuel, Zubin Varla, and Danny Webb. Trojan cast: Zbigniew Bzymek, Jibz Cameron, Ari Fliakos, Marin Ireland, Jennifer Lim, Bobby McElver, Greg Mehrten, Bruce Odland, Andrew Schneider, Scott Shepherd, and Gary Wilmes. Designers for the Greeks: Laura Hopkins and Nigel Edwards. Music for the Greeks: Dave Price. Props and costume design for the Trojans: Studio Folkert de Jong with Delphine Courtillot. Music director for the Trojans: Bruce Odland.

Special thanks for this project to Michael Boyd, Rupert Goold, Laura Hopkins, Deborah Shaw, and Jeremy Adams of the RSC, and to Tim Carroll, Alex Hassell, Bozkurt Karasu, and Ruth Mackenzie.

Special project funds were generously provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam; The Rolex Institute; and the CRY, TROJANS! (Troilus & Cressida) Producers’ Circle: George Ahl, Francesca Connolly, Wendy vanden Heuvel, Jennifer and Kristopher John, Diane and Adam Max, and Michael Tracy.

Production History

2012 November-December: rehearsals at The Performing Garage (as TROILUS & CRESSIDA)
2013 April-June: rehearsals at The Performing Garage (as TROILUS & CRESSIDA)
2013 September-December: CRY, TROJANS! rehearsals at The Performing Garage (open rehearsals Oct. 17 & 24 and Nov. 1 & 7)
2014 January 8-February 15: CRY, TROJANS! performances at The Performing Garage
2014 February 27-March 9: CRY, TROJANS! performances at REDCAT in Los Angeles, California
2014 September 3-9: rehearsals at The Performing Garage
2014 September 18-21: CRY, TROJANS! performances at the Singapore International Festival of Arts, SOTA Theatre, Singapore. (This engagement was supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.)
2015 March 24-April 19: CRY, TROJANS! performances at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn
2015 May 20-24: CRY, TROJANS! performances at Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium