-Co-Sound Designer/Composer/Music Director
Translated by Lynn Kozak
Directed by Andreas Apergis
Music Direction/Sound Design: Joseph Browne and Evan Stepanian
Chorus Masters: Gabriel Frank and Katie Krawczyk
Video Designer: Philipe Blanchette
Stage Manager: Julie Foster
Assistant Director: Anthony Kennedy
Assistant Stage Managers: Michelle Soicher and Patricia Moore
Design Supervisor: Amy Keith
Set Designer: Darah Miah
Assistant Set Designer: Michelle Lam
Lighting Designer: Luz Lucila Tapia
Assistant Lighting Designer: Sadrina Sparagna
Costume Designer: Zoe Roux-McKean
Assistant Costume: Öykü Önder and Caitlin Ross
Properties Designer: Iman Corbani
Assitant Properties: Marie Michelle Castonguay and
Helena Roy Magee
—Jim Burke @FunhouseTheatre
Joseph Browne and Evan Stepanian composed, directed and performed original music for 14 voices to the chorus of a new translation of Sophocles' ancient play Antigone.
Director Andreas Apergis' version of the play is set in modern day world, highlighting the timely themes for a contemporary audience.
After the Theban civil war, where the sons of Oedipus have died fighting each other for the throne, King Kreon decides to honour one of the brothers with burial rites and leave the other to rot on the battle field, unmourned. Antigone, their surviving sister, challenges Kreon’s edict, claiming she follows the gods whose authority is beyond the state’s rule. A contest of wills ensues between Kreon and Antigone as they fight over what to do with the body of the fallen brother who attacked the city. Their conflict is also one between generations, between rule of law and civil disobedience, between man and woman, young and old, the state and the individual and religious and political extremism.