Myth and Theatre Festival
July 20 to 29 , 2001
University - Department of Theatre and Dance
Loyola University - Departments
of Classical Studes, and Speech and Drama
Le Petit Théâtre
du Vieux Carré
theatre / dance / voice & mythology
The Festival invited everyone to take a second look at jealousy through its mythologies,
the fiery triangles in its dramaturgies and choreographies.
You could join mythologists in commenting Jason
and Medea: Postmortem, a Pantheatre performance where the theme of jealousy
first came up: a choreographic theatre piece where six actresses "let fly" their
views for and against jealousy's emblematic mythical couple.
also looked at the incredible imagination, and variety, of animal jealousy.
Myths lurk in every corner in New Orleans - the imaginal capital of 'The South'
- from the depths of the Louisiana bayous to the wickedest streets of the Vieux
Carré. Is it that New Orleans' music and fiction are 'hot' because they are openly
spiced with jealousy, flourishing in the shadows of love's impassioned discourse?