Ajax in Iraq

November 20-22, 2014

Written by Ellen McLaughlin
Directed by Ian Spotts
Technically Directed by Emily McClure
Produced by

Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq. The play follows the parallel narratives of Ajax, an ancient Greek military hero, and A.J., a modern female American soldier, both undone by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Athena, goddess of war, coolly presides over the whole. Inspired by material collected from interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families, Ajax in Iraq explores the timeless struggle soldiers face in trying to make sense of war.


Miko Dimov   …..   Ajax
Sierra Tempas   …..   Athena
Emily Zisko   …..   AJ
Nicole Rizzo   …..   Mangus
Chris Kopishke   …..   Captain/Therapist/Minister/Fletcher/Nog Dream Soldier A
Massimo D’Emilia   …..   Sergeant/E/Man in the Dark #1/Teucer
David Zhang   …..   Odysseus/Pisoni/Nog Dream Soldier C/Larry/A
Phoebe Horgan   …..   Gertrude/Chorus/Judy
Jamie Lin   …..   Abrams/Patient/Debbie/F
Doruk Uzel   …..   Charles/C/Chorus
Helen Silfin   …..   Rebo/D/Tecmessa
Madeline O’Keefe   …..   Sickles/Chorus/Nog Dream/Soldier B/B