La Medea is a musical reimagining of Euripides’ violent tragedy, dance-theater in the style of a Latin-disco-pop variety show. Directed, performed, filmed, edited, and streamed in real time with a live studio audience, La Medea brings theater to cinema and cinema to theater. Embracing a multiplicity of cultural lenses, La Medea confronts the historically prevalent image of the hysterical, dangerous, foreign woman, while also offering the revolutionary female figure willing to destroy her own children in the name of justice. Chaos reigns beneath the skin of a classic myth.
Accompanied by original music and libretto by Sam Crawford. Performed live by the band Jason and the Argonauts.
Welcome by Leandro Quintero of Ghetto Film School with an introduction by director Yara Travieso. Special thanks to Ghetto Film School.