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The Pasolini Project

September 2009

2 weeks

9 performers

we entered into the dynamic of the Greek Chorus

we entered into the complex, staggeringly beautiful poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini

we entered into a debate about mythology, history, democracy and heroes

here are some photos we took along the way…

The Pasolini Project is an original translation and adaptation of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s tragedy Pylade, written in 1968. The story is a contemporary re-telling of the Oresteia myth. 

Pylade is a poetic, tragic meditation on democracy, consumerism and the struggle for real social change. The piece is a dynamic re-telling of a classic story performed by an all star cast of some of the most exciting emerging Canadian theatre artists in the Toronto scene.

Featuring Dan Watson, Ravi Jain, Kimwun Perehinec, Lisa Marie Diliberto, Erin Shields, Rebecca Singh, Miranda Calderon, Dean Gilmour and Michele Smith.

Directed by Adam Paolozza and adapted/dramaturged by Coleen MacPherson

Translated by Coleen MacPherson and Adam Paolozza

The Pasolini Project is a continuation of TheatreRUN’s experimentation with adapting and re-imagining poetic text for the modern stage. It also marks our first foray into using a contemporary Greek Chorus.