Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group

Bringing ancient drama to life

Tickets available for “Troades”

Tickets available.

The Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group is proud to present Seneca’s “Troades” (Trojan Women) – a resistance piece composed around the middle of the first century CE during the reign of Emperor Nero by his tutor.

Ten years wrought with bloodshed and agony of the Greek-Trojan conflict have ended. The surviving Greeks are ready to return to their homes, taking the Trojan people as their prizes and reducing the royalty to slaves. Despite the ashes of their city and compatriots scattering across the desolate plain of Ilium, the Trojan women stand together in their final moment of shared grief, rage, and strength.

“Troades” decries and protests colonial oppression. A testament to womanist thought in antiquity, the play denounces sexual slavery and the sorting of women. Trojan Women speaks to us today in surprising ways. It insists that we recognize how all humans, whether individually or collectively and often under social compulsion, perpetuate violence and cause others to suffer traumas both physical and emotional. The tragedy creates a false equivalence between the oppressor and the oppressed. In the context of a colonizing and colonized literary tradition, the play urges us to look inward also to address our own complex humanity. This spring’s production applies contemporary symbols and movement to Seneca’s protest in poetry.

Performances at the Minor Latham Playhouse, Barnard College:

– Thursday, March 30th: 8:00pm
– Friday, March 31st: 8:00pm
– Saturday, April 1st: 2:00pm matinee
– Saturday, April 1st: 8: 00pm evening

This production is in Latin with English supertitles.
Made possible by the Matthew Alan Kramer Fund.

Directed by Yujhán Claros with original choreography by Sarah Esser and music by Ediz Ozelkan.

Tickets are $10.00
Student tickets are $5.00 with ID.

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Auditions for “Troades”

For our spring 2017 production, we are pleased to present Seneca’s “Trojan Women” in the original Latin with English supertitles.

Auditions will be held on November 18th and November 19th at 328 Milbank Hall, Barnard College.

Contact our director Yujhán Claros (yc2900 at columbia.edu) to reserve your audition time. trojanwomenaudition-final-01

Tickets Available for Trachiniae

Come get your tickets!

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Audition for an Ancient Greek Play

If you’re interested in auditioning, make an appointment!! Our director will be holding auditions on

Saturday, November 21st
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

in  Held Lecture Hall
(Barnard Hall, Rm. 304)

Email us at producer.bcadg@gmail.com for help scheduling an audition!

The First Annual BCADG Fall Social

The Barnard Ancient Drama Group invites you to join us for the first annual BCADG

FALL SOCIAL

Interested in performing and reading ancient theater? Join us at our fall social to meet the members and directors! Learn how you can get involved with the spring production of Sophocles’ Τραχίνιαι.

When: October 6th, 2015
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Columbia Campus,
Sulzberger Hall North Tower**

Snacks and Refreshments will be available.

**Non BC/CU ID guest must RSVP to producer.bcad@gmail.com by October 5th

Premiere of Euripides’ Ion

This Thursday, Rachel Herzog will premiere her production of Euripides’ Ion in the original Ancient Greek.  Take a look at our production photos from the last few weeks leading up to the show!!

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