My Mother Medea

I directed Η ΜΗΤΕΡΑ ΜΟΥ Η ΜΗΔΕΙΑ (My Mother Medea) by Holger Schober at ΘΟΚ (THOC) theatre in Cyprus, from August to October 2011.

My Mother Medea
by Holger Schober

translated from German into Greek by Giorgos Neophetou

performed by Christos Polymenakos and Xenia Michael

My Mother Medea, National Theatre of Cyprus

The new kids with the strange names have arrived and they sit in front of the class, supposed to be introducing themselves. Always on the run, away from home before even knowing the word home. Away from the familiar language, away from friends, away from everything that was important. Medea’s children are telling the story how they experienced it, how they understood it. So, a completely new picture of the myth is offered, and Jason and Medea are once pulled out of the fable-environment, which turned them into larger-than-life characters. They are presented as what they are in the first place: parents. Parents, who are making mistakes, but who keep being parents, regardless how much they are running away from it.

H Mhytera Moy Y Medea

My Mother Medea, National Theatre of Cyprus

My Mother Medea, National Theatre of Cyprus

THOC theatre in collaboration with the European Theatre Convention Young Europe project, for which I also directed The Island.

My Mother Medea, National Theatre of Cyprus

My Mother Medea, National Theatre of Cyprus