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Directed by Isis Misdary

@ Mandell Weiss FORUM STUDIO

November 26 - December 1

About the Play


Medea perhaps is the most disturbing of all ancient Greek plays. Great tragedian Euripides shows an unconnected nature between rejected love and revenge on one’s offspring. Abandoned by her husband in a foreign land and exiled by the king, Medea, consumed by an unquenchable revenge, kills her children: an act that defies easy categorization, but, in its blurriness, makes her a figure that haunts us through time. Utilizing a powerful and richly contemporary translation by Kenneth McLeish & Frederic Raphael, director Isis Misdary presents the Medea myth to conjure the epic story into the present. This distilled adaptation of the classic myth questions the contemporary notion of acceptance-for-acceptance-sake. What is the cost of reaching outside our borders? What is the cost of opening our borders, and, then, denying the right of belonging?


About the Director

Last season, director Isis Saratial Misdary, a second-year MFA student, directed Freedom, NY at the UCSD Baldwin New Play Festival '07, and Naomi Wallace's My Breath and You at the NY Theatre Workshop/Nibras Collective's ASWAT Festival. Ms. Misdary was Directing Associate, Lark Play Development Center and Artistic Producer of Lark's Middle Eastern Diaspora Festival. In New York City, she was Van Lier Directing Fellow at Second Stage Theatre. As a 2004 Fulbright scholar, she co-founded WAMDA Group who revived the art of indigenous Egyptian puppetry. A NEA/TCG grant provided her the opportunity to work with NYC Builders Association, Barcelona's La Fura Del Baus, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Minneapolis' Playwrights Center and Berkeley Repertory. In 2006, she was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow for New Americans and directed the US premiere of Naomi Wallace's A State of Innocence in the Golden Thread's Reorient Festival at the Magic Theatre.

The Cast

The Creative Team

Dorian Christian Baucum
Raymond Castelan
Liz Jenkins
Irungu Mutu
Ashley Navarro
Jiehae Park
Parker Shyu
Johnny Wu
Peter Wylie

Director - Isis Misdary
Production Stage Manager - Erin Albrecht
Scenic Designer - Tom George
Costume Designer - Maggie Whittaker
Lighting Designer - Hong Sooyeon
Sound Designer - Toby Algya
Asst Director - Adam Arian
Asst Stage Managers
- Hannah Wichmann & Tareena Wimbish
Asst Costume Designers - Christine Crook & Ping Mathre



Sun, Nov 25, 7:00 pm PREVIEW
Mon, Nov 26, 8:00 pm OPENING
Tues, Nov 27, 8:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28, 8:00 pm
Thur, Nov 29, 8:00 pm
Fri, Nov 30, 8:00 pm
Sat, Dec 1, 8:00 pm CLOSING

Located at: Mandell Weiss FORUM STUDIO

Parking: Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle and can be purchased at the parking kiosks near the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Please remember the space number you have parked in as you will need it at the kiosks.

Note: Kiosks take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and can not pay parking tickets.



Advance tickets for this production are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre. 

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office at the Mandell Weiss Forum Studio.

General Admission: $15
UCSD Faculty/Staff and Seniors (over 62): $12
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10
*Preview performance on Sunday, Nov. 25th at 7:00pm is offered at the reduced ticket prices of $12/$10/$8

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