The Illiad

World Premiere Adaptation

by Craig WrightIliad Image for Constant Contact
Adapted from Robert Fagles Translation and Ian Strachan’s The Illiad



Previews: November 12 – November 14, 2010

Regular Run: November 19 – December 19, 2010


Adapted by Craig Wright specifically for our young, all-female cast, this version of The Iliad offers a provocative and playful new spin on Homer’s age-old tale of the Trojan War.  Vengeance, loyalty, or honor: which is most important? And, in this saga of bloody battles and huge male egos, where exactly do women and children fit in? Packed with swordplay, gender politics, and even a few songs, this is one war you don’t want to miss.

Cast & Artists


  • Agamemnon: Najwa Brown
  • Achilles: Jaiden Fallo
  • Scamandrius: Katherine Jordan
  • Menelaus: Paola Lehman
  • Nestor: Marissa Meo
  • Pandarus: Isabella Mugliari
  • King Priam: Melanie Neilan
  • Odysseus: Madison Pullman
  • Paris: Nicole Rudakova
  • Calchas: Kara Ryan
  • Patroclus: Elenna Sindler
  • Ajax: Eden Strong
  • Hector: Aria Szalai-Raymond


  • Playwright: Craig Wright
  • Directed by: Steve Wilson 
  • Stage Manager: Mary Ellen Rieck
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Mackenzie Yeager
  • Set Design: Michelle Lilly
  • Lighting Design: Sean Mallary
  • Costume Design: Joanna Melville
  • Sound Design: Nick Keenan
  • Props Design: Douglas Kupferman
  • Assistant Director: Erin Barlow
  • Dramaturg: Kelli Marino
  • Technical Director: John Holt
  • Fight/Movement Designer: Sarah Fornace
  • Production Manager: Katherine Welham



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