© Alison Saar. Courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA. Photograph by Jeff McLane.

Medea Refracted

Villa Theater Lab


Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 3 pm  

Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 7 pm  

Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 3 pm  Get Tickets


Tickets are $10. Run time: 70 minutes.

At the city’s edge, Medea, the nurse, and the women of her community refract violent histories. Each woman battles an event from her past, an action done or done to her. As they grapple with the weight of these actions, they gesture toward healing. This is a ritual. Through movement, text, and music, we explore the question: Can these women re-enter society in a healthy manner, and can their re-entry be welcomed?

Created by Constance Strickland
Directed by Jonathan Takina Taylor
Produced by Theatre Roscius, based in Los Angeles and dedicated to the amplification of avant-garde theater by Black women, women of color, and women of all backgrounds locally and globally.

This performance is the culmination of Constance Strickland’s many years investigating Medea. Her work explores intergenerational trauma, race, motherhood, and mental health.

This program may contain language and adult situations not suitable for children under 13.

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