Photography by Morgan Roberts
Adapted from Charles Mee’s Iphigenia 2.0 (after Euripides) and brought to life by a stunning cast of 18 eclectic performers, ‘Or Forever Hold Your Peace’ is a compelling conversation about the nature of democracy, leadership and the power of the collective voice.
Faced with their impending deployment to the Trojan War, a troop of gung-ho soldiers with nothing to lose demand from their leader something unspeakable. Using a sham wedding to the handsome warrior Achilles as bait, Agamemnon lures his daughter to Aulis and sets in motion a chain of events that brings an empire to ruin.
Drawing parallels between Greek tragedy, modern warfare and the state of the local political landscape, Or Forever Hold Your Peace is as physically explosive and athletic as it is ephemeral.
“A petrifying array of love and violence that will keep you chained to your seat.” XS Entertainment (2012 – for the development season with Vena Cava Productions)
Presented with the support of QPAC
Director Dave Sleswick
Writer (Orginal Iphigenia 2.0) Charles Mee
Additional Writing & Dramaturgy Morgan Rose
Sound Designer Dane Jer Alexander
Scenography (Lights & Set) Daniel Anderson
Costume Designer Jennifer Bismire
Stage Manager Candice Diana
Assistant Stage Manager Ariana O’Brien
Amy Wollstein, Ben Warren, Chris Farrell, Erica Field, Gen Evi Éve Genevieve Butler, Giema Contini, Janine Watson José Gonda Kieran Law, Kitty Gatling, Peter Cossar, Rach Gobel, Rowan Davie, Sam Plummer, Steph Tandy, Thomas Bartsch, Robbie O’Brien