David McKay Studio, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
A modernised version of Troilus and Cressida set against World War I. The surreal atmosphere is inspired by Derek Jarman’s films as well as war poems of the time. The audience sat along two long sides of the studio theatre space, watching the show through two opposite perspectives. A layer of ‘cloud’ delineated mortals and immortals, blurring the boundary at times through a series of transformations – from Helen of Troy’s wedding gown to Greek and Trojan camps – made possible by 16 pulley points above operated by the crew.
Director Roberta Barker | Scenography Ingrid Hu | Costume design D’Arcy Poultney | Lighting Bruce MacLennan