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Photo credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis

Photo credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis

Medusa’s Chicago Ensemble
Terri Lynn Hudson, Melody DeRogatis, Jenn Geiger, Mari DeOleo, River Coello, and Electra Tremulis. With Carolina Migli-Bateson, Alice Robbi, Elisa Ferrari, and Eliza Harris

Facilitated by Global Hive Labs
Denise Yvette Serna
Anna Donnell
Katie Merritt
Iman Kerroua
Carolina Migli-Bateson
Earl T. Kim

Assistant Directed by Aliza Feder
Movement Directed by Earl T. Kim
Access Coordinator Anna Donnell
Dramaturgy & Translation by Emma Pauly

Medusa is a multidisciplinary performance devised by an international ensemble of artists over one year, in four countries. Medusa celebrates the intersectional feminist revitalization of western mythology, the integration of accessibility design into the generative process, and the way social location affects participation in and interpretation of artistic experiences.

Global Hive Laboratories is excited to learn and innovate ways we share artistic experiences with one another across borders, languages, abilities, and literacies. Medusa stands in the place of each of these creators, looking out at a world not always prepared to include them, accommodate them, or celebrate them. Medusa dares you to meet us eye-to-eye, to encounter something monstrous, and to live to tell the tale.

Photo Credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis

Photo Credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis

UK Tour

11 - 15th November 2019
Pleasance Theatre London
Performance at 8:00pm

2nd - 6th March 2020
Cockpit Theatre
Performance at 7:30pm

Chicago Tour

August 15th
En Las Tablas Performing Arts
Performance at 7:30pm
Social Story

August 16th
Read/Write Library
Performance at 7:30pm
Social Story

August 18th
Lookout Series
Performance at 4pm
Social Story

August 21st
Pilsen Outpost
Performance at 7:30pm
Social Story

August 22nd
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
Performance at 7:30pm
Social Story

August 25th
En Las Tablas Performing Arts
Performance at 7:30pm
Social Story

This performance is family friendly, and we welcome those who use mobility devices, service animals, and respiratory devices. The performance venue has step-free access, easy access to all-gender restrooms, and a nursing room. Resource materials such as social stories, story synopsis, and a seating map will be available in advance to help guests prepare for their visit.

This Relaxed Performance will offer:

Open Captioning
Audio Description
Touch Tour

If there is another way we can open our space to you, please let us know in advance, and we will do our best to make it possible! If you have any advance questions or requests, please reach out to Anna Donnell, (annalizdonnell@gmail.com; 602-278-8684).

Global Hive Laboratories integrates access design into the devising process from Day One. This includes thinking intentionally about how what we share can be experienced by different kinds people, and how to develop Accessible content that is present in every performance of a piece, rather than specifically assigned dates for those who would seek out those services.

If you have feedback on how we can create a more welcoming environment, please fill out our feedback survey.