EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Medea on Media
Tell us a bit about your show.
Medea on Media as the title means literally; 'Medea' is taken from Euripides' original play of tragedy and the 'Media' looks at digital platforms such as SNS services, mass media and digital devices that make the communication of people around the world possible
Through play and media, Medea on Media shows moments of an evil woman Medea from Greek tragedy encountering forms of media in 21st-century such as movies, music, comic books, real talk shows, video game, television and more.
At the same time, through the naked images of Media and Medea, the show makes audience realise that, by being part of the show, they are actually looking at themselves as today's portraits of themselves, watching the irresponsible conduct of media without any guilt or critique. Be careful whilst you're watching Medea on Media...
Why bring it to Edinburgh?
'Seongbukdong Beedoolkee'(SB), the name comes from a small district in Seoul, Korea, is a theatrical company pursuing an avant-garde, unconventional style, and seeking experimental, unprecedented pieces. Medea on Media is a work with the quintessence of the philosophy of SB in, and it received good reviews in Korea.
We are participating in the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe hoping to receive positive responses from people from all over the world and artistic criticism of the play. We are very excited and nervous to perform at the Festival Fringe soon.
What sets it apart from other shows at the Fringe?
Our show is much variable, it is funny, but also asks audiences to remain critical and to think seriously about it.
Medea on Media is about enjoying the Euripides' original play Medea, or the media pouring like a waterfall without judgments.
I am pretty sure most of the audience will be satisfied with funny parts of the show and become aware that there different ways to enjoy the show. 'Am I going to enjoy the play or media as itself?', 'Is this the play talking about media as itself, or the play itself which is another form of media?' Finally, these questions lead us to a question from a different point of view. 'What does the play, one of the genres of media, mean among the flood of today's common media such as game, the internet, and mass media?'
Who would you recommend comes to see your show?
We want to suggest all the art favourers, theater artists, and mostly, the public audience to enjoy and be the part of our shows. Those who want to indulge in the sensational images of media. Those who want to get everything they need out of the Internet, game, and media rather than find life paths in the real world. Those who have never doubted that they were actually smarter than smartphones. Those who have entirely different values in life compared to typical social standards. They must be dragged like magnetic into this show and can't take their eyes off the show for the whole playing time.
Are there any other performances you're hoping to catch at the festival?
It is hard to answer. When I am there, I never know what I am going to see, what I might be interested in, or whether to be surprised or to be disappointed by some shows.
As a matter of fact, I would say the most amazing part of Festival Fringe is, the Fringe as a whole, the time I am going to spend there, a city full of exciting vibes and people from all over the world. It's a joy to be a part of it and I'm very excited to meet old buildings, trees, sky, streets, and people.
Timings and ticket information for Medea on Media are available on the edfringe website.