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Aida Karic – Trojan Women: An Asian Story (Bosnia, Korea)

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Oct 15, 2007
Oct 15, 2007
Segal Theater
The Trojan Women The Wuturi Players Photo courtesy of The Wuturi Players

The Trojan Women
The Wuturi Players
Photo courtesy of The Wuturi Players

Join us for an evening with Aida Karic, readings from her play Trojan Women: An Asian Story and a discussion with Randy Gener and Alfred Preissler.

The Trojan Women by Euripides and true stories based on the exploitation of “comfort women” in Korea during WWII is the backdrop for this production presented Oct. 18-21 at the Kasser Theater, Peak Performances @Montclair State University. Director Aida Kari and the The Wuturi Players, based in Seoul, Korea, combine the play about the constellation of defeated and defeaters, of humiliated vs. victors with facts of recent history. The long tradition of sexual violence against women in war reveals itself in all its bitterness, as well as the consternation and silence of the victims in their life thereafter. The production incorporates historical and biographical texts and the narrative form of the Pansori opera. Produced at the Schauspielhaus Vienna in 2006.

Aida Karic was born in the former Yugoslavia and has been living and working in Vienna since 1992. Karic studied Publicity and Theatre Science at the University of Vienna and while in school she worked on a documentary short film, was employed in theatre and film administration and was involved in war communications, propaganda and media positioning. For Schauspielhaus Vienna, Karic participated and co-authored Jerusalem My Love (2002) and in 2003 Karic conceptualized and directed 1914.

Randy Gener is a New York City-based writer, critic, playwright and editor. Gener is the senior editor of American Theatre, a monthly magazine published by TCG, Theatre Communications Group.

Alfred Preisser is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Classical Theatre of Harlem. The mission of CTH is to create a home for the classics of world theatre in Harlem, New York.

Peak-Performances6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free!