2016 MEDEA by Rolf Alme

Oslo School of Arts Communication and Technology

The ancient tragedy of Medea is made into a discussion about gender positions. A chorus of women tells the story from the perspective of Medea and a chorus of men tells the story from the perspective of Jason. We show how the reality can be perceived differently depending of gender. Gradually the dramatic story influences the acting style. The violence generated by jealousy and hate replaces the rational story telling. The young women and men on the stage start fighting. The performance tries through an ancient Greek tragedy to tell us that women and men sometimes have very different perspectives of the reality. Sometimes these different perspectives lead us to pure untamed violence.