Medea: The River Runs Backwards

 

An adaptation of Euripides play

 

Medea: The River Runs Backwards was a physical theatre adaptation of Euripides' tragedy in Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre's house style, which used the methods of butoh dance theatre, the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and Anne Bogart’s the Viewpoints. Zoë assisted director, Drew der Kinderen, in reworking the text. Together they adapted exerts from Euripides play and wrote new scenes. The result was a contemporary interpretation, combining multimedia, music, and movement.

 

Director: Drew der Kindren

 

Assistant Director: Zoë Tuffin and Melissa Budd

 

Producer: Soonufat Supramaniam

 

Set Designer: Christine Urquhart

 

Lighting Designer: Andrew Haden

 

Costme Designer: Julian Napier

 

Composer: Thom Murphy

 

Dramaturg: Ian Lawson

 

Stage Manager: Nicole Goulter

 

Cast: Lauren Jackson, Eric Berryman, Peter Cossar, Mollie Yang, Brennan Campbell, Stephanie Allsopp, Melissa Budd, Hannah Farrelly, Rachel Gobel, Laura McAloney, Elle Mickel, and Mackenzie Pinder

 

 

 

Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, Studio 3, Old Museum Building, 2013

 

1/6

Zen’s Medea is a bold, fresh tackling of the text

                                                            - Baz McAlister, The Courier Mail

Medea The River Runs Backwards is the calibre of production that Zen Zen Zo have built their reputation on and it was extremely satisfying to experience it

                                                            - Bobbi Lea, Aussie Theatre

Photos by Chris Marr

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