At once both hi-tech and lo-craft, Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O’Connell’s Ajax & Little Iliad isn’t your typical re-staging of a Greek tragedy. The world premiere of the performance, which we present at World Stage from April 4-8, is a deeply personal, sympathetic and uniquely intimate look into the consequences of war, where the audience wears headphones for half of the performance, clay puppets are used as the canvas for digital projections, and characters communicate to one another onstage using Skype.
Hold on… Skype is actually a part of the performance? Perfect! We have a great idea for a video blog.
In light of Even and Frank’s unique technical approach to theatre, we filmed Tina Rasmussen, artistic director of World Stage, and Margaret Evans, artist associate, chatting about Ajax & Little Iliad over Skype.
[Full disclosure: they literally sit 10 feet from each other in the same office.]
“It’s a very special show,” Rasmussen says, “and I feel proud to be working with the company to develop it.”
Check out what else they had to say about the show.
Ajax & Little Iliad
Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O’Connell (Canada)
Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre
April 4-8 | $35
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