HELEN.

60 min: 1-100F

synopsis:

Rooted in the Helen of Troy myth, this theatrical installation explores the exploitative roles women are coerced into playing. Helen is the “everywoman”. Trapped in echoes of our own double binds, she’s faulted for the world’s catastrophes whether she’s painted as an object of weakness or one of
sexual deviance. Focusing on feminist concerns such as believability, assault, objectification, sexuality, and consumption, the performance invites engagement with
multiple artistic mediums and ultimately seeks to empower and transcend gender dynamics.

casting:
helen || any number of women can participate in helen. but it must be women and they must all be helen.
history:

2021: Studio 570 | Production | dir. Jared Whitford
2020: The Brick | Solo Performance | dir. Out of An Abundance of Caution 
2019: University of Connecticut | Devised​ | dir. Emma Joy Hill + Gary English
C A S T

Helen: Ashley Larson 
C R E A T I V E S

Director + Designer: Jared Whitford
Stage Manager: Sierra Aichner
Technical Director: Reid Hines
Wardrobe Supervisor: Nancy Reiff


 
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2021 production

 Studio 570 Theatre // Williamsport, PA



 

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* Photo Credit: Reid Hines + Jared Whitford

2020 PERFORMANCE

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performance excerpt

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PERFORMED BY || Hannah Kallenbach
PHOTOGRAPHY SAMPLES FOR INSTALLATION

 The Brick // Out of An Abundance of Caution Festival



 

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