We Are Antigone

Six very different girls walk into a classroom with a simple task: to put Antigone on trail. As they work to condemn or vindicate Sophocles' classic heroine, they find surprising intersections between the text and their own lives, transforming Antigone's struggle into a framework by which to discuss their own experiences, families and aspirations. As they find their voices through verse, rap and song the girls discover the many ways in which each and every one of them is Antigone. Comedy/Drama 45-50 minutes

Collision Project II cast of We Are Antigone at the  Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA
Collision Project II cast of We Are Antigone at the Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA
Cast Requirements

6 women (or an ensemble up to 20 roles)

Note: The cast is an ensemble of six teenagers ranging from 16 to 18 years old along a spectrum of social-economic-racial backgrounds The actors play all roles ranging from themselves, members of their families and characters from the play, Antigone.

Set Description

A classroom. And in the open space of the actors' and the audience's imaginations as they "collide" with Sophocles' great play: Antigone.

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Production and Development History

Conceived and commissioned by The Alliance Theater Company and written in collaboration with the Collision II Project directed by
Rosemary Newcott, August 2003. Freddie Ashley, dramaturg

It was further developed at the Alliance Theater with students from Emory College, touring production August 2005