Aug 16th 2019


@ Read/Write Library Chicago

914 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Friday, August 16th, from 7:30PM - 8:30PM

Directed by Denise Yvette Serna
Devised by The Chicago Ensemble and Global Hive Laboratories
Assistant Directed by Aliza Feder
Movement Directed by Earl Kim
Access Coordinator Anna Donnell
Dramaturgy and Translation by Emma Pauly
Medusa’s Chicago ensemble is Terri Lynn Hudson, Melody DeRogatis, Jenn Geiger, Mari DeOleo, River Coello, and Electra Tremulis.
Global Hive Laboratories ensemble is Katie Merritt, Carolina Migli-Bateson, Eliza Harris, Alice Robbi, & Elisa Ferrari

You’ve asked for a good story.
So listen and I’ll tell it. She was beautiful once, the most beautiful,
And to many suitors she was an envy and a hope:
What caught the eye more than any other part of her
Was her hair. I found someone who said he’d seen it himself.
It’s said that He Who Guides the Waves, in the temple of Minerva,
He raped her. The goddess turned away, cloaking her pure
Features with the Aegis; but it did not go unpunished, Athena saw to that.
She turned the Gorgon’s hair to ugly snakes.
And now, to strike fear into her enemies,
She wears the snakes on her breastplate, the ones she made.

This Relaxed Performance will offer:
Open Captioning
Audio Description
Touch Tour
This performance is family friendly, and we welcome those who use mobility devices, service animals, and respiratory devices. The performance venue has step-free access, easy access to all-gender restrooms, and a nursing room. Resource materials such as social stories, story synopsis, and a seating map will be available in advance to help guests prepare for their visit.

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