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>