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Written by Sophokles
Translated by Anne Carson
Directed by Natalia Lassalle-Morillo 
Performed at the Walt Disney Modular Theatre , California ///

link to live performance video excerpt: https://vimeo.com/403758912 

In the aftermath of a devastating civil war, Antigone is left standing in the ruins. One of her dead brothers is declared a traitor, while the other is proclaimed a hero. Kreon, the city’s appointed ruler, leaves his traitorous nephew’s body to rot beyond the city walls. Defying the command of her uncle, Antigone buries her brother in secret, turning this intimate act of duty into an act of rebellion, triggering a domino effect that shakes her home nation to its core. Her defiance illuminates the tactics her family employs to deal with chaos and brings their city to question our relationship to our blood, the privilege of remembrance, and the structures established by humans to understand the conditions and logic of a past that weighs on our present.

Director’s Note:


[ anti ] [ gone]  is a live theatrical reconstruction of Sophokles’ Antigone that considers the story’s current weight on our political and ancestral histories. Presented at the Walt Disney Modular Theatre at the California Institute of the Arts, this adaptation of Anne Carson’s translation of the greek text focuses on the simultaneity of experiences, perspectives and instances that coexist during an event of collective catastrophe.  The set design serves as a live installation that takes over the vast space of the Walt Disney Modular Theatre and presents a ruined Thebes that is currently under construction. The audience transits multiple performance spaces following the Guard, a female entity who witnesses and uncovers the mystery within the histories of the women of House of Oedipus. Conceived in collaboration with an all female, international design team, [anti] [ gone] brings us to question our relationship to our ancestry, the privilege of remembrance, and the structures established by humans to understand the conditions and logic of a past that weighs on our present. 

Performed by //
Antigone // Sivan Ambrose
Ismene // Juliana Alvarez
Guard // Ashley Sánchez 
Kreon // Ryan Adame 
Haimon // Nic Prior
Teiresias // David Blindauer
Eurydike // Yaasmeen Brown
Chorus // Gabriel Girón Vives
Chorus // Kayla Ibarra
Chorus // Nina Hosseinzadeh
Chorus // Daniel Strausman

Creative Team
SCENIC DESIGNER / María Fernanda Videla Urra
COSTUME DESIGNER / Xiyu Lin 
LIGHTING DESIGNER / Peiyu Lai
SOUND DESIGNER / Gahyae Ryu
VIDEO DESIGNER / Kam Ying Lee
TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR/ Zachary Palenchar
TECHNICAL DIRECTORS / Gabe Bennett, Francisco De Leon
SCENIC ARTIST / Andrew Carey
ASSISTANT SCENIC DESIGNER / Fallon Williams
ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER / Maria Laura Sandoval
ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER / Euisun Yoon
ASSISTANT SOUND DESIGNER / Jacenta Yu, Alena Delval
ASSISTANT VIDEO DESIGNER / Emmanuel Bradshaw
ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR / Todd Piedad, Ky Docter
ASSISTANT SCENIC ARTIST / Travis Moelter
PROP ASSISTANT / Rashi Jain
DRAMATURG / P. Sazani

Management Team
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER / Ethan Hollander
PRODUCTION MANAGER / Xiaoyue Zhang
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER / Samantha Brounstein
GENERAL MANAGER / Rui Xu
MARKETING MANAGER / Sophie Blumberg
LINE PRODUCER / Rui Xi 
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS/ Jared Pixler 
Photography by Xiaoyue Zhang