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Children of
Medea

written and performed by Sue Jin Song

directed by Allison Arkell Stockman

Last seen at Constellation in our 2013 production of 36 Views, playwright and actor Sue Jin Song returns to DC for her vivid one-woman show of adolescence, fantasy, and transformation. 

 

After Cynthia’s mother disappears without a trace, the seventeen-year-old Korean-American struggles to excel in school, raise her younger sister Julianne, and meet the expectations of her emotionally absent, immigrant father. Soon Cynthia begins to retreat into the surreal universe of her own psyche, where she encounters familiar figures like Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Presiding over it all is Medea, at long last reclaiming her infamous role within Greek mythology. 

 

With Song masterfully embodying all of the characters in a tour-de-force solo performance, Children of Medea is a raw and visceral coming-of-age story that balances haunting lyricism with youthful wonder. 

Run Time: 92 minutes

 

This production contains strong language and adult themes. Recommended for ages 16+.

In The News

"If you are looking for a play to make you feel like you are at the theatre again, Children of Medea shouldn't be missed." - Broadway World

 

"Children of Medea brings us all the pleasures of live theater in the privacy and comfort of home." - DC Metro Theater Arts

 

"This is a bold production that pulls you in and leaves you shaken!"- MD Theatre Guide

 

"In brilliant Children of Medea, a Korean American girl hopes to cope"- DC Metro Theater Arts

 

"Song is a live wire, energetically bringing characters to life!" - Broadway World

"What a thrill it is to see a fresh-faced, talented actress evoke Greek myth to such poignant and personal ends."

- DC Theatre Scene

 

"A story about immigration, alienation, language and meaning..." - Washington City Paper

"Down the Rabbit Hole!"  - Asian Fortune News 

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About the Artists
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Sue Jin Song (Playwright/Performer) is happy to return to Constellation. OFF-BROADWAY: Manhattan Theatre Club: The World of Extreme Happiness (NYC premiere); Pearl Theater: Iphigenia at Aulis, Exit the King.  REGIONAL: McCarter Theatre: A Christmas Carol; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Arsonists, Marie Antoinette; Arena Stage: Smart People, Hot 'n Throbbing (world premiere); Theater J:  Mirele Efros, Yellow Face, iHo; Constellation Theatre Company: 36 Views; George Street Playhouse: Waiting for Tadashi (world premiere); Syracuse Stage: Burn This. FILM: Steel Town, Pipe Dream, Someone Like You. TELEVISION: New Amsterdam, 24, ER, Law & Order.  EDUCATION: MFA Acting; NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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Allison Arkell Stockman (Director) won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical (Helen Production) in 2016 for her work on Avenue Q. She has directed 29 Constellation productions including The White Snake, The Master and Margarita, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Wild Party, The Arabian Nights, Urinetown, Journey to the West, The Fire and The Rain, ABSOLUTELY! {perhaps}, The Love of the Nightingale, 36 Views, Gilgamesh, Taking Steps, Metamorphoses, The Ramayana, The Green Bird, Women Beware Women, Three Sisters, A Flea in Her Ear, A Dream Play.  Allison has directed readings and workshops for Theater J and the Kennedy Center.  A Drama League Directing Fellow and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Allison holds an MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and a BA in Comparative Religion from Princeton. 

Creative Team

Written By

Sue Jin Song

Lighting Designer

A.J. Guban

Director

Allison Arkell Stockman

Choreographer

Tori Tolentino

Sound Designer

Justin Schmitz

Props Designer

George "Tommy" Wang

Audio Engineer

Gordon Nimmo-Smith

Scenic Designer

A.J. Guban

Costume Designer

Kendra Rai

Associate Costume Designer

Courtney L. Wood

Production Stage Manager

Katie Moshier

Assistant Stage Manager

Genevieve Dornemann

Technical Director

Mike Salmi

Scenic Artist

Megan Hart

Sound Mixer

Kaitlyn Sapp

Master Electrician

Emma Streett

Light Board Programmer

Paul Callahan

Video Production and Editing
Blue Land Video