The Penelopiad

University of California, Irvine| 2020
Directed by: Sarah Rodriguez
Scenic Design: Brandon PT Davis
Costume Design: Sarah Monaghan F.
Lighting Design: Avery Reagan
Sound Design: Jack Bueermann
Composer: Luke Shepherd
Projection Design: Merle DeWitt III

Photography: Brandon PT Davis

Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad is an echo of Homer's famous epic "The Odyssey" but reexamined from the perspective of Penelope. From beyond the grave, Penelope takes us on a journey back into the world of Odysseus. She reclaims her story and the stories of the women around her.

In this modern take of an ancient classic, the set was designed to echo Penelope's past through silhouettes of Ancient Greek architecture. Concrete and steel textures are used to bring about the story's timelessness.