And looking ahead to next season, Seattle's Northwest Asian American Theatre is planning to mount three reimaginings of the legend: Silas Jones's American Medea: An Africa n-American Tragedy, Cherrie Moraga's The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea and the futuristic tragedy wAve by Korean-American playwright Sung Rno.
"I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT MEDEA WAS AN INSULT TO all women--a woman who killed her own children to spite her ex-lover," says Silas Jones, whose American Medea: An African-American Tragedy will run at Northwest Asian American Theatre next season.
Playwright and director Chay Yew has signed on as artistic director of Seattle's Northwest Asian American Theatre
, which aims to be "the birthplace of new and provocative Asian-American work in the country." The author of Red, Wonderland and other works, Yew is the director of the Mark Taper Forum's Asian Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles.