The Tragedy of Dido
Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:30pm
Post-performance Q&A with Juliette Deschamps
Mixing captivating video projection, live jazz music, and powerful storytelling, The Tragedy of Dido created by French videographer Juliette Deschamps paints an extraordinary portrait of Queen Dido, the legendary founder of Carthage.
CAMP Press Release
The SCS’ Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance (CAMP) would like to announce a change in its staged reading for the 2020 meeting in Washington D.C. Instead of Robert Montgomery Bird’s “the Gladiator,” the committee will instead present Joseph Addison’s “Cato.” Both plays provoke interesting discussion on the connections between American history and Classical Rome. “Cato,” which dramatizes the stoic and patriotic Cato’s last stand against a tyrannical Julius Caesar, was quoted and alluded to by the leaders of the American Revolution, and staged by George Washington for his troops at Valley Forge in defiance of a congressional ban on plays.
The Braggart Soldier
The Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University presents a performance of the Braggart Soldier, a Roman comedy by Plautus.
The play, directed by Dr. Donna L. Clevinger, will be performed at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24th and Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 in Griffis Hall Courtyard, Zacharias Village. Both performances will go up rain or shine and be free to the public.
This production is part of the Honors College Classical Week 2019. For additional information, call 662-325-2522.
Calling all Actors, Designers, and Creatives—to participate in a staged reading of
Directed by Rob Groves
Friday, January 3, 2020
SCS/AIA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
The Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance's annual tradition of staged readings at the annual general meeting will continue this year with a production of an engaging example of Classical reception, Robert Montgomery Bird's 1831 retelling of the Spartacus story, The Gladiator!
On March 15, the Aquila Theatre, in collaboration with SCS and the Onassis Foundation USA, produced a staged reading at BAM of Emily Wilson's translation of the Odyssey. You can read more about the staged reading here.
Congratulations to Aquila on its recently announced NEH grant of $250,000 for The Warrior Chorus: An American Odyssey. This program will train veterans and scholars in three regional centers across the US to lead audience forums, workshops, and reading groups connected with a staging of Emily Wilson's translation of the Odyssey.
The Department of Classics and the Ancient Theater Performance Group of Cornell University present....
“The Trojan Women”
In the original Latin
Directed by Daniel Gallagher and Nathan Chazan
Sunday, April 21, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 7: 30 p.m.
Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium – Klarman Hall
Admission is free.
For more information:email@example.com
Oedipus: A Greek Tragedy by Sophocles
Calling all actors—designers—creatives organized and not—to join us in
Translated by Jeffrey Henderson
The Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance's annual tradition of staged readings at the annual general meeting will continue this year with a production of Aristophanes' Assemblywomen!
CALL FOR ACTORS, DESIGNERS AND OTHER CREATIVE TYPES!
The Arsonists (a morality play without a moral)
by Max Frisch
Translated by Alistair Beaton
Fri, Jan 5th, 2018
SCS Annual Meeting, Boston
Directed by Laura & Mike Lippman
This year we will continue the tradition of CAMP sponsored productions with a staged reading of The Arsonists (a morality play without a moral) by Max Frisch, translated by Alistair Beaton.
A crafty meretrix skillfully plies her trade as three men, one from the city, one from the country, and a mercenary soldier, compete to outdo each other with gifts. She gets what she wants, they not so much. Christopher Bungard will direct Plautus' Truculentus as the annual staged reading for the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance at this year's SCS meeting on Thursday, January 5th. Start the convention off right with a good old fashioned comedy. The show is free and open to the public.
The performance will be held at 8:00pm on January 5th in the Toronto Ballroom 1 at the Toronto Hilton. You can find more information about the SCS annual meeting here.