Theodora Skipitares “Prometheus Within” – LaMaMa Etc. – 04/29/20120
Music by Sxip Shirey
Sxip Shirey behind his instrument table preparing to perform the score for Prometheus Within.
Conceived, Designed and Directed by Theodora Skipitares.
Director’s Notes on Production
Prometheus: Zeus refused to give fire to mortal men, but Prometheus stole fire and gave it to them. As punishment, Zeus bound him with cruel chainsm and drove a shaft through the middle, and set on him an eagle, which gnawed on his liver all day; but each night the liver grew again as much as the bird had devoured in the day before.
Io: Zeus lusted after Io, a young girl who refused his advances. He made her part cow to hide her. His wife Hera discovered her and then forced her to wander the earth without rest, plagued by a gadfly to sting her into madness. She wandered for many years traveling through Europe, Asia and Africa.
The Chorus (Daughters of Ocean)(Eliza McKelway, Alice Tolan-Mee, Trevor Wilson) with Prometheus (Jonathan Nosan)
Jonathan Nosan reaches for Allison Plamandon in “Prometheus Within” at LaMaMa.
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Dramaturgy by Andrea Balis
Lighting by Jeff Nash
Set Design by Donald Eastman
Video by Kay Hines
Sound by Tim Schellenbaum
Stage Manager: Karen Oughtred
Rigging: Philippe Versen
Technical Design: Mark Tambella
Costume Assistant: Rachel Sherk
Narrator: Black Eyed Susan
Puppeteer, Hermes: Britt Moseley
Puppeteers: Sarah Grace Holcomb, Jane Catherine Shaw, Dena Paige-Fischer, Rebecca Leigh Silverman
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This Project was made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Henson Foundation.