In Part II of The Antigone Project, six participants were selected to return to YPT for a professional play development workshop (May 8-16, 2017) of Antigone. Playwright Jeff Ho created a new adaptation of the play that focused on the youth in the story and their perspectives. The emerging actors worked alongside two professional actors, the playwright and YPT’s Associate Artistic Directors, Karen Gilodo and Stephen Colella. The goal was for these participants to gain the skills needed when working in a new play development/workshop environment, including text analysis and developing sensitivity towards the creative process. It was also an opportunity for the playwright to hear the new draft of his work and see some early staging concepts that were created by the actors and movement consultant Viv Moore.
In this video, actors Veronica Hortiguela and Jeff Miller share their experiences participating in The Antigone Project.
To read about Part I of The Antigone Project, click here.