Griot Theatre's Newsletter

August, 2017
New Voices Festival

Translated/Adapted by Emma Pauly
Written by Euripides

Cindy Nguyen as Dionysus

Jaimyon Parker, Richard Reich, Marie-Francoise Theodore,  Roberta Sloan, Safiya Quinley, and Fiona Dornberger

STAGED READINGS (talk-back afterward)

As part of our mission to tell the stories of women, people of color, and those with physical disabilities, Griot Theatre presents staged readings of 
The Bacchae

Dionysus - god of wine, ecstasy, and chaos - has told this story many times before. Now, the god manifests in the female form and enlists a chorus of modern women to right past wrongs and spread the worship of Dionysus. Pentheus, King of Thebes, has banned the new deity's worship and sets himself on a collision course with a god.

-And so the Maenads dance.

-The city burns.

-And gods and mortals have a choice to make. 

August 4th & 5th, 2017
Fri & Sat at 8pm
The Lounge Theatres
6201 Santa Monica Blvd., 90038

Suggested $10 Donation
Limited seating: click to RSVP

*all readings captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing guests

Can't make the staged readings? Send your support:

What is Griot Theatre?
Take 48 seconds to find out, now

Malik B. El-Amin
Artistic Director & Co-founder

Griot Theatre is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving Greater Los Angeles County.  

Everyone has a story to tell. That's what we do in theatre. Yet women, artists of color, and artists with physical disabilities have been left out of the conversation - their voices unheard - in traditional theatre.

We believe that theatre performs two functions: it reminds us who we've been and it teaches us who we have the potential to become. When our stories lack diversity, our past remains deficient and our future less bright. Griot Theatre exists to give voice to these untold stories, by creating a forum for artists from underrepresented groups to interpret theatre in new ways.