Iphigenia poster image, woman on a cross

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That was Once her Heart (a rave fable)

Mar 03, 2016 to Mar 12, 2016
By: 
Caridad Svich
Directed by: 
Mario El Caponi Mendoza
Location: 
David Thayer Theatre

 

About Iphigenia...

Welcome to the future, a 21st century Brechtian rave. Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That was Once her Heart (a rave fable) unleashes a netherworld of trance-steady poetry and ecstasy. In this reincarnation of the classic Greek tale, a ruthless Latin American general plots to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia in order to gain the sympathy vote to remain in power. Life is given to Iphigenia through music, movement, songs, multimedia projections, and the women of Juárez. OBIE winner Caridad Svich's play as directed by multimedia artist Mario El Caponi Mendoza, proposes the universal question in the context of this rapid-growing 21st century techno culture: Is man’s purpose in life to be a sacrificial object?  

In memory of the mothers, daughters and sisters we lost in Juarez.

Young Brechtians, the time has come for all of us to gather up again. It is at a rave where we will all unite. Rise Up, and may we sing truth going into battle...

Cast

Listing of Cast Members for Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That was Once her Heart (a rave fable). Column one has the character name and column two has the name of the actor playing the character.
Role Name
Iphigenia Maritza Pineda*
Iphigenia Caitlin Rose Edwards*
Iphigenia Sarah Gilbert
Achilles Haley Courter*
Adolfo Rob Petrie*
Camilla Jessica Wade*
Violeta Imperial Julia-Kaye Rohlf*
Fresa Girl 1 Damitri Taylor*
Fresa Girl 2 Hiram Alexander Orozco*
Fresa Girl 3 Cristina Ranslem*
Soldier X Vince Doud*
Virgin Puta Hannah Adamson*
General's Ass Adam Koob*
Hermaphrodite Prince Tim Mizones*
Glass Eyed Man/Orestes Matt Schutz*
News Anchors Lindsey Francisco*, Cristina Goyneche
Virtual MC Bre Anna McNeill*
Ravers

Alyssa Cokinis*, Rachele Ekstrand*, Cohen Lewis-Hill*, Ash Pierce*, Daly Tighe*, Aimee Townsend*, Shunhua Xing*

Mercenaries

Jacob Hicks*, Skyler Matthias*, Adam Monrreal*, Ethan Seiser*, Zachary Rigdon*

Artistic Team

Listing of Artistic Team for Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That was Once her Heart (a rave fable). Column one has the staff position title and column two has the name of the staff member.
Position Name
Director/Multimedia Designer Mario El Caponi Mendoza
Associate Director Alyssa Hitchcock*
Assistant Director Wade Hampton*
Dramaturg Madison Colquette
Assistant Dramaturg Amanda Harwood*
Scenic Designer Alex Casillas
Costume Designer Angie Esposito
Associate Costume Designer Hayley Ryan
Assistant Costume Designer Madison Otis*
Lighting/Projection Designer Lucas P. Ingram
Deputy Lighting Designer Ellen Kane*
Sound Mixer Andrew Stewart
Props Master Christian Jay Santiago
Music Liason Frankie Rose*
Stage Manager Alison Kochman**
Associate Stage Manager Katy McGlaughlin
Associate Stage Manager Samantha Paradis

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of Actors' Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.