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THE WOMEN OF ________ (a song not song)

Written by I-Chia Chiu & The Ensemble
Presented and performed at The University of Texas at Austin
, 2019

The Women of _______ (a song not song) is inspired by Euripides' The Women of Troy, a tragedy in which the Trojan women mourn their fates after their husbands are killed and Troy burns. The play invites the audience to join a group of nameless ghosts on a multilingual journey through poems and tales, to restore dead memories, to trace linguistic and cultural annihilation, and to speak for the silenced voices in history. As a partially-devised work collecting the voices of historically marginalized people, the play explores trauma, political wars, and our personal battles against ourselves. 

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