We are thrilled to announce that DPhil student Hannah Greenstreet has been awarded a Humanities Cultural Programme grant for her project Andromeda.
Andromeda, written by Hannah Greenstreet and directed by Charlotte Vickers, is a queer reimagining of Euripides’s play of the same name. It constellates fragments from the Ancient Greek (in a new translation by Martina Astrid Rodda) with scenes from a contemporary love story between two young women. In centring the experiences of its LGBTQ+ female characters, the play explores how the stories we tell each other impact our sense of identity. Having been workshopped with researchers in the Classics and English departments at Oxford, the play also offers new insights on engaging with fragments of classical tragedy in contemporary drama.
Hannah and her co-collaborator Charlotte Vickers said: ‘We’re delighted to receive funding from the Humanities Cultural Programme to support a professional production of Andromeda. The funding will allow us to livestream a performance of the play, so it can be seen by as wide an audience as possible in Oxford and beyond, and to host an academic panel discussion exploring the adaptation process. As the project was born and partly developed in Oxford from collaborations between theatre practitioners and researchers in English and Classics, it is so exciting to be part of the Humanities Cultural Programme – particularly after our intended premiere in May 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19.’
Andromeda is supported by Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre and TORCH as part of the Humanities Cultural Programme. It has been developed with support from Nottingham Playhouse, Pegasus Theatre and the Oxford Playhouse.
You can find out more about this Humanities Cultural Programme funded project by visiting their project page here.