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The Trojan Women

The Trojan WomenThe Trojan Women

Adapted and Directed by Leigh Strimbeck

Euripides’ play follows the fates of a group of women after their city has been sacked, their husbands killed, and any remaining family members doomed to enslavement. In this new steampunk, dystopian adaptation, the women of Troy are living in the aftermath of war in a refugee camp abandoned by protection and authority. As their conquerors send missives about death sentences for their children, the women must decide whether to listen to the raving Cassandra, or take matters into their own hands as they lament the loss of the land that reared them: the city of Troy.

Lexie Phillips as Helen in The Trojan Women, adapted and directed by Leigh Strimbeck at The Theatre Institute at Sage, 2013. Photo by Tamara Hansen.

Lexie Phillips as Helen in The Trojan Women, adapted and directed by Leigh Strimbeck at The Theatre Institute at Sage, 2013. Photo by Tamara Hansen.

Kyrie Ellison as Hecuba in The Trojan Women, adapted and directed by Leigh Strimbeck at The Theatre Institute at Sage, 2013.  Photo by Tamara Hansen.

Kyrie Ellison as Hecuba in The Trojan Women, adapted and directed by Leigh Strimbeck at The Theatre Institute at Sage, 2013. Photo by Tamara Hansen.

Cassandra sees the future; Kaleigh Cerqua as Cassandra, Margaux Boury as "Talty" in The Trojan Women, adapted and directed by Leigh Strimbeck at The Theatre Institute at Sage, 2013.  Photo by Tamara Hansen.

Cassandra sees the future; Kaleigh Cerqua as Cassandra, Margaux Boury as “Talty” in The Trojan Women, adapted and directed by Leigh Strimbeck at The Theatre Institute at Sage, 2013. Photo by Tamara Hansen.

Dates and Tickets:

The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Friday, March 22, 2013 7PM

berkshirewomenwriters.org


Dates and Tickets:

The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble’s First Stories Festival

The Wild Project

195 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
For tickets: 212-352-3101

or boxoffice@phoenixtheatreensemble.org

Saturday March 9, 2013 4:30PM

Sunday March 10, 2013 6PM & 8PM

All tickets, $20


Dates and Tickets:

The Theatre Institute at Sage

Troy Campus, The Sage Colleges,

James L. Meader Little Theater

February 28th, 2013 10AM, 7PM

March 1, 2013 Friday, 10AM & 8PM

March 2, 2013 Saturday, 8PM

March 3, 2013 Sunday, 2PM

Tickets.Sage.edu

For tickets: 518-244-2248

$10 Adults, $8 Students and Seniors

Virginia Woolf – Mention

Virginia Woolf received mention as “Critics top five picks of 2012”: Michael Eck

Read more here…

Review

“TROY – Wow!
Sometimes one has to look in corners and crevices to find the best the area arts scene has to offer. Such is the case with the Theatre Institute at Sage’s 50th Anniversary Second Stage production of Edward Albee’s staggering masterpiece “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”…a small, excellent cast.

David Bunce and Leigh Strimbeck play George and Martha. Bunce, easily doing his best work ever, is remarkable as George, and Strimbeck is often genuinely fearsome as the cat in the corner Martha. They hurl insult after insult, while riding waves of emotion, Scotch and gin.

They make this the best “Woolf” I have seen (which is saying something, considering it’s my favorite play)…This play is not light. It is as dark as art gets, and it plunges headlong into the inky depths of the crippled American spirit…Very recommended”

— Albany Times Union Arts Beat Blog by Michael Eck, 11/2012

 

Fighting for Freedom – Screening

Fighting for Freedom is screening at the Film Columbia festival Saturday October 20th, 6:30PM.  Leigh plays across from Bruce Dern, as his wife, and as Kristanna Loken’s Mom. For tickets go to: www.filmcolumbia.org  Please come support this wonderful film!

Voiceover: “Hellboy”

I played the character of Nimue in Dark Horse Comics Youtube Series, Hellboy.

Additional parts of this series can be found at YouTube.

 

February/March 2013

Writing a new adaptation of Women of Troy and directing it at Russell Sage College. My husband Joe is sound designing. This version will be set in a dystopian prison camp for women on the banks of the Hudson River in Troy, New York. Limited run, school matinees available. Call 518-244-2248 for tickets and info.

November 2012

Performing Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Theatre Institute at Sage. Directed by David Baecker with David Bunce as George. Couldn’t be happier to be revisiting this role for a second time. Dates: November 2, 2PM & 8PM; November 3, 8PM, November 9 & 10, 8PM; November 11, 2PM.
Meader Little Theatre, Troy, New York – For tickets go to: www.sage.edu/theatre/ or call 518-244-2248

August 2012

About to go into rehearsal for a workshop devised theater production of “like/unlike” which I am directing for WAM Theatre. We are the company in residence at the WORDXWORD Festival in Pittsfield, MA. The piece is about the impact of social media on women’s lives. For more info, go to: WAMTheatre.com

Film: Fighting for Freedom

In August I acted in Fighting for Freedom, directed by Farhad Mann with Kristanna Loken & Bruce Dern.  I’m playing Florence Dobbe, the wife of Christian Dobbe (Bruce Dern).  Look for more news about the film in the upcoming year!  Such a great script and a talented cast and production team, I’m honored to be part of this film.

Fighting for Freedom is screening at the Film Columbia festival Saturday October 20th, 2012, 6:30PM.  Leigh plays across from Bruce Dern, as his wife, and as Kristanna Loken’s Mom. For tickets go to: www.filmcolumbia.org  Please come support this wonderful film!