Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts
Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Uprooting Medea

Uprooting Medea
March 31, 2022
7:00 pm
Foster Auditorium

On Thursday, March 31, at 7pm in Foster Auditorium, the Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Transformation (CoDIT) and the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) are hosting the Uprooting Medea presentation, a project by all-global majority production company Khameleon Productions. Khameleon’s Medea questions the pertinent topics of race, belonging and identity through centering these themes which are already prevalent in Euripides’s original. The presentation will explore the creative practice of elevating global-majority artists through multimedia forms including theater, film, music and poetry, and will give an insight into Khameleon Productions’ upcoming short film project (to be released later in 2022).

Trailer for the Project:
https://vimeo.com/672965753/7e0c40afb2

Following the success of the groundbreaking 2018 production of Medea at Oxford University, adapted by Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, Khameleon Productions was established in 2020. They have since launched the Uprooting Medea project to provide a provocative lens on Euripides’s canonic ‘Western’ play Medea by exploring and questioning contemporary themes of race, belonging, identity, home and otherness. Their Medea reimagines Euripides’s Greek tragedy with an all-global majority cast and crew, and features original compositions, movement and spoken word commissioned by the company.