THE AMAZONOMACHY-Physical Exploration Workshop
Written & Directed by Danielle LaRose
Presented by The Tiger's Hearts Collective
Film produced by Kaleigh Richards, Shawn Tse, and Fallout Media
Image Design by Lola Sanchez
From the sparkling bay of Themyscira, to the jagged teeth of the Caucasus mountains, these lands are home to the Amazons; a society of fierce-hearted warrior women who live freely beyond the grip of the patriarchal Greek world- that is, until now. As the dust settles and the sun sets over the battlefield, the Amazons must regroup if they're to rescue their beloved sister Antiope from her Athenian captors.
The Amazonomachy is a brand-new classical play that explores a vibrant matriarchal society inspired by both ancient myth and real-life warrior women. Written and directed by settler/Métis artist Danielle LaRose, this piece reclaims and reinvents "the classics" to be more accessible, empowering, and inclusive.
After a sold-out reading this summer at pêhonân (Edmonton Fringe Festival's first all-Indigenous venue), The Tiger's Hearts Collective were able to hold a six-day in-person workshop to explore the physical world of these passionate and powerful women. We were thrilled to be able to share that continuing work with audiences over a limited digital run which appeared on FringeTV from February 10th-13th, 2022.
We're proud to have been able to donate all box office proceeds from this digital showing to our friends at WIN House.
The Amazonomachy, A Workshop Sharing
Photos by Steinhauer Photography
Lebogang Disele- Hippolyta
Laura Raboud- Atalanta/Theseus
Jaimi Reese- Melanippe
Sam Jeffery- Penthesilea/Scythian Captain
Priya Narine- Phoebe/Second Scythian
Amena Shehab- Antiope/First Scythian
Danielle LaRose- Playwright/Director
Reneltta Arluk- Playwrighting Mentor
Valerie Planche- Directing Mentor
Jordan Campion- Apprentice Director & Stage Manager
Brann Munro- Production Assistant & Set Design
Lola Sanchez- Make-Up & Costume Designer
Elizabeth Grierson- Costume Construction
Sam Jeffery- Intimacy Director
Corina Dransutavicius- Fight Director
Priya Narine- Fight Captain
Kaleigh Richards- Director of Photography
Shawn Tse- Cinematographer & Editor
Jordan Tate- Second Camera
Adam Bucyk- Fringe Theatre Technician
Special Thanks to:
The Edmonton Arts Council
Alberta Playwrights Network
Natalie Pepin & Meeting My Ancestors
Fringe Theatre Adventures
The Grindstone Theatre
Naomi Jichita- Consulting Artist
Jesse Del Fiero- Consulting Artist
Listen to playwright Danielle LaRose chat about all things Amazon with Canadian classics lover Liv Albert on her podcast, Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!