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  • Title: East Coast Artists: Yokastas
  • Alternate Title: YokastaS
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:41:45
  • Language: English
  • Date: Jul 2003
  • Location: Performed as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Tracey Huffman, Suzi Takahashi, Kilbane Porter, Rachel Bowditch, Chris Healy, actors ; Meg Leary, singer.
  • Credits: East Coast Artists, creator ; Richard Schechner, director, writer ; Saviana Stanescu, writer ; Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer ; NYU TV and Media, videographer ; E.D. Intemann, lighting ; Meg Leary, musical director ; Kilbane Porter, dramaturg ; Luis Peirano, post-performance discussion moderator.

East Coast Artists: YokastaS (2003)

Video documentation of East Coast Artists' performance YokastaS, presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Spectacles of Religiosities, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States. YokastaS, a play written by Saviana Stanescu and Richard Schechner and directed by Schechner explores the central figure of Yokasta--Oedipus's Queen-Mother-Wife by presenting theatergoers with four Yokastas, each representing distinct parts of her life and different approaches to her experiences. Audiences see Yokasta as a pre-teen, a young woman, a happily married woman, and an older woman who intelligently recollects all aspects of her life. Post-performance discussion led by Luis Peirano. East Coast Artists is a professional theater company performing new plays and classics in new interpretations. ECA also conducts training workshops. Founded in 1991 by Richard Schechner, ECA has produced Faust/gastronome, Amerika (after Kafka), Chekhov's 'Three Sisters, and YokastaS. ECA emphasizes a long developmental workshop and rehearsal process, open rehearsals, and continuous revision throughout the life of a production.