VCDS is pleased to present Trojan Barbie, A Car-Crash Encounter with Euripides’ Trojan Women.
Part contemporary drama, part homage to Euripides’ Trojan Women, this award-winning play blends myth and modern-day warfare. Past and present violently collide when Lotte, an English tourist, is captured while on a singles tour of current-day Troy and flung back into the ancient women’s prisoner-of-war camps. There she encounters Hecuba, Cassandra, Polyxena, Andromache, Menelaus, and Helen of Troy, as well as other legendary characters who have been given new life in a world that is neither in the past nor the present.
Poetic, compassionate, and tinged with great warmth and humour, Trojan Barbie is an epic yet modern war story with a most unlikely heroine. This play recasts the fall of Troy against the vivid reality of contemporary warfare. Trojan Barbie combines ancient Greek drama and modern malaise, sex and death, beauty and power, grief and rage. Moreover, this play tells an engrossing story about women and their crucial place in both the past and present. It depicts a part of history that has too often been ignored; moreover, it re-imagines this history and brings it into our modern world an extraordinary new way.
“If you like your live theatre thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and cathartic, then Christine Evans’ ‘Trojan Barbie’… is for you.” – The Huffington Post
A playground fight between two eleven year old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first diplomatic niceties are observed but as the meeting continues, rum flows, tensions. petals and puke fly, leaving the couple with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
Site specifically staged in Victoria College’s Cats Eye this show is sure to bring tears of laughter to even the most uptight of people.
Thursday October 15 @ 9-11 pm in the Vic Chapel
Friday October 16th @ 4-6 pm in the Music Room
Saturday October 17th @ 12-3 pm in the Vic Chapel
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This is your chance to be involved with an original student written, directed, and acted production. VCDS is looking for BOTH an original one act play and a director for the U of T Drama Festival 2016.
One Act Play Guidelines
Submit two copies of an original one act play between 15-60 minutes in length to the VCDS mailbox in the VUSAC office, Goldring Center by Friday October 23rd @5pm. We would also like a letter of intent to tell us who you are and a bit about your show.
In this letter of intent we would like:
- Your name and student number
- A number and email that you can be reached at
- Your year of study and college
- A summary of the play you are submitting
- A short-150-250 word- passage about your credentials, past experience and your specific vision for the show.
Please email a copy of the letter and the script to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drama Festival Director Guidelines
- Personal Statement (300 words)
Director applications are due Friday October 23rd at 5pm. Please send them to email@example.com.