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Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid

adapted for the stage by Erin Brehm, Danny Bryck, Jen O'Connor, Aimee Rose Range, Meg Taintor and Mac Young

Whistler in the Dark Theatre

2010 @ The Factory Theatre


  • Hubbie Award Best Direction

  • IRNE Award Best Small Production

  • Eliot Norton Awards nomination: Outstanding Production Fringe Theatre

  • Eliot Norton Awards nomination: Outstanding Director Small Theatre

  • IRNE Award nomination Director of a Drama


Whistler in the Dark & ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage

2012 @ The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center

Now I am ready to tell how bodies are changed into different bodies.

Whistler in the Dark company reaches for new heights in their bold staging that combines their signature pared-down aesthetic with dizzying aerial feats. An explosive combination of movement and poetry, Tales from Ovid cradles the myths that have been the basis for countless contemporary stories – stories of transformation, of transcendent passion, of gods and mortals locked in combat until that entanglement combusts into a new state of being.


Using Ted Hughes’ muscular and robust translation, which was awarded the Whitbread Prize in 1997, these myths are explored and exploded outward in this vibrant new adaptation.

Ted Hughes’ Tales From Ovid is a work as inventive, audacious, and vital as the company that created it.

~Boston Globe  <read here>

Whistler director Meg Taintor has turned to air for her version of Ted Hughes' rawly lyrical translation.  And with the simplest of means ... she and her cast wreak a small, yet mysterious, miracle unlike anything I think Boston's fringe has ever seen.


The Hub Review <read here>

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