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Scenic and Lighting Design by R. Finkelstein - Produced
at James Madison University. Direction was by
Tom King, and Costume Design was by Jenner Brunk
The picture above depicts a
portion of the set model
near its final form. In the end the pipe structure was eliminated
and the upper level was raked in the opposite direction. The photos
below are taken from the production.
|Design Statement: With Medea we tried to avoid a revisionist feminist treatment. The Greeks viewed Medea as utterly loathsome. Our inspirations were found in anthropological and sociological observation. Our environment was designed with a Mediterranean
flavor. In the heat people escape to the rooftops. In Medea’s case this rooftop is simultaneously a throne of power, refuge, a cage, and an escape. Medea is an outsider. There is a tectonic clash of cultures here as depicted in the distinct worlds of the floor patterning. All is revealed and all is obscured in the webs of interaction and deceit.