(& Medea) is a poetic re-telling of the classic myth, following Medea through the most overlooked chapter of her history… the love story.
(& Medea) has been produced in Chicago with (re)discover theatre, in Indianapoliswith Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project, and in Los Angeles with the Los Angeles New Court Theatre.The play did very well at the Los Angeles Fringe Festival: where Jessica Pohly won the Spirit of the Fringe award for best female performance. The play was also nominated for an encore performance and award for strongest ensemble.
“Shakes off the dust of centuries to arrive at something freshly inspired and immediate… compelling.” – Chicago Critic.
“Jason and (Medea) is crafted with care and detail as it incorporates not only a mix of contemporary dialogue, heightened stage movement, and a poetic flair, but also gives audiences a fresh approach to this oft-told tale.” – Chicago Theatre Beat.
“… sparkling dialogue, cheeky mythological allusions, and surreal references to physical law…. Shoemaker wisely tempered the story with some truly rip-snorting levity, right down to the very last line of the play.” – Nuvo
“… The witty mix of old English with a slew of expletives provided a pleasant juxtaposition and encompassed precisely what a modern play can be.” – TrndyIndy