Thursday, March 21, 2024

National Premiere of A TROJAN WOMAN Extends Run at Luna Stage


Grapic by Tzipora Kaplan

National Premiere of 


Extends Run at Luna Stage


Luna Stage is thrilled to announce the National Premiere of A Trojan Woman, a searing solo performance adapted from Euripides by Maplewood resident Sara Farrington, directed by Meghan Finn and starring Drita Kabashi.

Commissioned by the The Interbalkan Festival of Ancient Drama, the play recently premiered at Theatro Attikou Aldous/Katina Paxinou Attica Grove Theater in Greece. As Farrington said, “We we had the great privilege of performing this piece as Euripides did, in an open air amphitheater in Athens.”

WHEN: shows added on Friday, March 29 (8pm), Saturday, March 30 (8pm), and Sunday, March 31 (3pm). 
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Farrington adapted Euripides’ classic tragedy into a searing contemporary solo performanc. In a flash of modern warfare (Ukraine? Afghanistan? Vietnam? Poland? Hiroshima? Israel? Gaza?), a mother loses her child. She becomes a Trojan woman, compelled to embody every iconic character in Euripides’ classic play. 

“I love the Greek tragedies and playwrights so much,” said playwright Farrington.

Euripides’ The Trojan Women “was the first ever anti-war play. Everything Euripides was protesting in 415 BC still needs protesting now.”

“My version, A Trojan Woman, exists inside an act of modern warfare, specifically, an early moment in the Russian war against Ukraine that affected me deeply. Tetiana Perebyinis, 43 and her two kids, Mykyta, 18 and Alisa, 9, were killed as they fled on foot from their suburb of Irpin to Kyiv. The moment was photographed by Lynsey Addario of The New York Times and came to represent Russian brutality upon Ukrainian civilians,” said Farrington. “The ancient Greek part of this play exists inside that moment of attack and the performer's realization of it.”

A Trojan Woman performs in Luna’s intimate 50-seat studio theatre. It is directed by Meghan Finn, stars Drita Kabashi, and features lighting design by David Heguy. It is produced in assocition with TankNYC.

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(l-r: playwright Sara Farrington, director Meghan Finn, performer Drita Kabashi)

Sara Farrington


NYC/NJ playwright of traditional & nontraditional plays, co-founder Foxy Films co. w/ Reid Farrington. MFA: Brooklyn College w/ Mac Wellman. Publications: The Lost Conversation: Interviews with an Enduring Avant Garde (53rd State Press/TCG), A Trojan Woman, Mickey & Sage (both @ Broadway Play Publishing). Plays: A TROJAN WOMAN (tour: Athens, Gr.), DORA MAAR (Mercury Store & Brick Aux), LUCKY BREAKS (Brick & New Ohio), CASABLANCABOX (HARP @ HERE, 2 x Drama Desk nom’d: Unique Theatrical Experience & Outstanding Projection), LEISURE, LABOR, LUST (The Tank & The Mount), BRANDOCAPOTE (Tank), THE RETURN (commissioned by/performed @ The Met Museum), HONDURAS (Phoenix Ensemble), NEAR VICKSBURG (Incubator Arts Project), MICKEY & SAGE (Incubator), THE RISE & FALL OF MILES & MILO (FringeNYC ‘07, winner: Outstanding Playwriting). Film: MENDACITY, dir: Reid Farrington, feat. Foxy Films (2023 NYC Indie Theater Film Festival). Residencies: Mercury Store, HARP @ HERE Arts, The Tank, Now-In-Process @ New Ohio, AFO Solo Collective. Sara’s an audiobook narrator, fiercely anti-fascist, an original founder of Immigrant Families Together, champion of #MeToo, Maplewood local & momma to Jack & Levi.


Meghan Finn


The Artistic Director of The Tank. Her directorial work has been seen at the Tank, 3LD Art & Technology Center, CSC, the V&A, Serpentine Galleries London, The Wexner Center, SCAD, The Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago, Museo Jumex Mexico City, Powerhouse Theater, The Power Plant, Canadian Stage, Clubbed Thumb, HERE, The Brick, The Bushwick Starr, Soho Gallery, PS122, Dixon Place, Soho Rep, Ars Nova, Montclair State, New Georges, The Flea, The Brooklyn Army Terminal for Creative Time, The Roes Theater Athens Greece, and the OnStage! Festival in Rome and Milan. BA Theater USC, MFA Directing Brooklyn College.


Drita Kabashi


Drita extends her heartfelt gratitude to Meghan Finn, Sara Farrington, and the entire Luna Stage team for this extraordinary experience. Recent theatre credits- Irina in A Trojan Woman (Interbalkan Festival of Ancient Drama, Greece/ Meghan Finn), Bethany in When We Went Electronic (OnStage Festival, Rome/ Meghan Finn), Rasputin in Red Emma & The Mad Monk (The Tank Theater/ NY Times Critic’s Pick/ Katie Lindsay), Bernadine Dohrn in Weatherman (La Jolla Playhouse/ Christopher Ashley), Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Downtown/ Geoffrey Horne), Film- Ana in A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On (Albania’s Official Entry for the 2023 Academy Awards/ Gentian Koçi), Love in Fish Hook & Eye (Best in Show, Fusion Film Festival/ Chloe Aktas), Undergraduate Degree- New York University; Tisch School of the Arts, BFA, Graduate Degree- University of Illinois Chicago, MA, follow on Instagram @drita__kabashi



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