Daughters of Troy Returns to Governors Island in THE PERSEPHONE PROJECT
Daughters of Troy will return to Governors Island in New York through Barton Booth's MAKE ROOM initiative for the second year in a row. This year's residency will exhibit theatrical installations exploring female sexuality and desire through the lens of the Persephone myth. Free presentations of these works-in-progress along with an exhibition of artwork will be open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm at Building 8A in Nolan Park on Governors Island.
Last year the company consisted of 11 theatre artists and three visual artists. This year's company includes Artistic Director Aubrey Saverino, Artistic Producer Brooke M. Haney, Lead Writer Rachael Jenison, along with over a dozen theatre and visual artists, and for the first time an Apprentice Company, to be announced soon.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be invited back" said Artistic Director, Aubrey Saverino. She continued, "last year's residency was not only artistically fulfilling, but a stepping stone to our off-broadway workshop at Dixon Place. We are so grateful to Barton Booth for the continued access to a beautiful, historic space on Governors Island and the opportunity to create." "This year, we are excited to explore the house as a theatrical installation," added Artistic Producer, Brooke M. Haney. "We expect an even more intertwined experience for the theatre and visual artists with art inspiring more art."
Daughters of Troy will feature free presentations of the theatrical works-in-progress along with an exhibition of artwork inspired by the Persephone myth on Saturday, Sept. 2 & Sunday, Sept. 3 at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm at Building 8A in Nolan Park on Governors Island. The house will be open from 10am to 6pm for Art lovers.