Apr 17 - 21, 2013

In the ruins of their burning city, the royal women of Troy—still mourning the slaughter of their husbands and sons—await enslavement and exile. Among the greatest of all antiwar dramas, Trojan Women meditates on the moments of individual choice that separate death and life, despair and hope, future and past. In a contemporary adaptation by Jocelyn Clarke, characters such as Odysseus who were formerly seen but not heard appear, and live original music underscores the timeless tale. Acclaimed director Anne Bogart and her SITI Company return to ArtsEmerson after last spring’s Café Variations with this vital production of Euripides’ classic.

SITI Company's production of Trojan Women was commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum and first presented at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, California, in September, 2011.

“…the language has a modern poeticism and cadence…” - LA Weekly

About SITI Company

SITI Company is an ensemble-based theatre, founded by Anne Bogart and Japanese theatre artist Tadashi Suzuki. SITI has received American Theatre Wing, Elliot Norton and Obie awards, among many others. Bogart is a 2012 Doris Duke Artist, the recipient of two Obie Awards and a Bessie Award, as well as Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships. Bogart also runs the Graduate Directing Program at Columbia University.


Poseidon Brent Werzner
Chorus Barney O’Hanlon
Hecuba Ellen Lauren
Envoy Leon Ingulsrud
Kassandra Akiko Aizawa
Silvio Chivas Michael
Andromache Makela Spielman
Helen Katherine Crockett
Menelaus J. Ed Araiza
Odysseus Gian-Murray Gianino


Adapted by Jocelyn Clarke
Directed by Anne Bogart
Music Composed and Performed by Christian Frederickson
Stage Manager Emily Hayes
Lighting Designer Brian Scott
Design Consultant James Schute
Costume Designer Melissa Trn
Sound Consultant Darron L. West
Production Manager Megan Caplan
Assistant Director Marina McClure
Associate Scenic Design Sibly Wickensheimer
Properties Coordinator Sarah Krainin
SITI Executive Director Megan Wanlass


  • Location:Paramount Center Mainstage
  • Created and performed by: SITI Company
  • Directed by: Anne Bogart
  • Adapted by: Jocelyn Clarke (after Euripides)
  • Series: Legend
  • Ages: 14+
  • Running Time: 105 minutes with no intermission