Uprooting Medea

2.21.22 | 4:30pm–5:50pm

A presentation and roundtable Zoom webinar

February 21, 2022 | 4:30pm–5:50pm |


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This event is open to the public.

Writer and producer Shivaike Shah will present the Uprooting Medea project, which was originally developed at the University of Oxford to interrogate the performance history and legacy of Medea, as well as the classics more broadly. The project explores topics of race, belonging, and identity, by centering these themes already prevalent in Euripides’s original. Shah’s presentation will explore the creative practice of elevating global-majority artists through multimedia forms including theater, film, music, and poetry. He will also discuss Khameleon Productions’ upcoming short film project (to be released later in 2022). Afterwards, there will be a virtual roundtable conversation with University of Minnesota Professor Juliette Cherbuliez, author of In the Wake of Medea: Neoclassical Theater and the Arts of Destruction, and Assistant Professor Adjunct of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism Eric Glover. 

Shivaike Shah, writer and producer, founder of Khameleon Productions

Moderator: Christina Kraus, Thomas A. Thacher Professor of Latin, Department of Classics

Respondent: Eric Glover, Assistant Professor Adjunct of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama

Respondent: Juliette Cherbuliez, Director of the Center for Premodern Studies and Professor of French, University of Minnesota. Author of In the Wake of Medea: Tragedy and the Arts of Destruction in Neoclassical France (2020).

Sponsored by Whitney Humanities Center, Department of Classics, and Yale Schwarzman Center

Featured image: Still from Khameleon Productions' Medea. Photo by Adam Pietraszeski.
Featured image: Photo by Adam Pietraszeski.