Sunday @ the Segal - Mythic


As the North American premiere of Mythic prepares to take audiences on a wild journey with a pop/rock retelling of the Persephone myth, this Sunday @ the Segal will go from classic to contemporary and explore our modern day obsession with Greek mythology. Theatremakers and academics will share what attracts them to tell these stories, what connects them to Classical texts and performance, and how myths, Gods, and Goddesses make for great theatre!

Sarah Deshaies
2019-2020 Sunday @ the Segal Host

Sarah Deshaies is a radio producer, host and theatre critic based in Montreal. She currently produces the Andrew Carter Morning Show on CJAD 800, and co-hosts CKUT's theatre program, Upstage, where, for the last decade, she has interviewed actors, directors and other artists from all around the world. Sarah's writing on Montreal theatre has been published in the Montreal Gazette and Cult Montreal. Her love for theatre was kindled at the Segal Centre, where she once played a tree in a children's drama program and started seeing grownups plays with her mom. You can follow her on Twitter @sarahdeshaies. Upstage airs Thursdays at 6pm on 90.3FM.


Lynn Kozak
Director of Classical Studies, McGill University

Lynn Kozak teaches Classics at McGill. They founded and organise the annual McGill Classics Play, they are a member of the Freestanding Room, and they are also the co-founder and co-artistic director (with Carina de Klerk) of Oimoi Productions, all with the intent of bringing students, artists, and audiences together around the performance of Classical texts in Montreal. Recent creative collaborations include literal translations of Hrosvitha's Sapientia and Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (Centaur Theatre Brave New Looks Selection, 2017) for Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre. From January-August 2018, Kozak translated and performed the whole Iliad in weekly serial instalments, as part of an FRQSC-funded project "Previously On...The Iliad", working with twenty-seven different directors from the Montreal artistic community. Most recently, they performed a version of the Odyssey’s Apologoi for the 2019 Festival Interculturel du Conte, under the direction of Jimmy Blais, as part of the SSHRC sponsored project ‘À travers le vortex’.


Joseph Shragge
Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director, Scapegoat Carnivale

Joseph is the co-artistic director of Scapegoat Carinivale theatre. His adaptation of Roswitha’s of Gandersheim’s Sapientia, based on a literal translation from the Latin by Lynn Kozak, was developed by Mia van Leeuwen as object theatre and presented at festivals in Western Canada and recently at Centaur’s Wildside Festival (META winner best independent production 2018). His text for Fuck You! You Fucking Perv!, in collaboration with Leslie Baker was produced at Théâtre La Licorne, translated by Fanny Britt. Working with director Andreas Apergis and Lynn Kozak, he adapted Euripides’ Medea (Mecca winner Best Production), and The Bacchae (META Winner Best Production), and Sophocles’ Oedipus all of which were performed at the Centaur Theatre’s Brave New Looks initiative. He co-wrote and co-directed YEV with Alison Darcy, produced at the MAI space in 2019. His work has appeared in Matrix Magazine, the Capilano Review and other publications.


Oran Eldor
Music & Orchestrations, Mythic

Segal Centre The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, The Hockey Sweater (Orchestrations) Elsewhere Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway, Dance Arrangements) TV/ Film Peg+Cat (PBS), Sesame Street (Israel) Music/Recordings Mythic Original London Cast Recording, Anastasia (Additional Orchestrations), Concerts and orchestrations for John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, Kristin Chenoweth, New York Philharmonic, L.A Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, New York Pops, Alan Menken Training/Experience Composition Fellow at the Royal Opera House. BMI Musical Theater Workshop. B.Mus: Berklee College of Music. Awards “The Stage” Debut Awards: Best Composer (Nomination), Composer in Residence (Salome Chamber Orchestra) Online @oraneldor,


Marcus Stevens
Book & Lyrics, Mythic

Segal Centre Debut Elsewhere Writing – Mythic (Charing Cross Theater, London), Game On (Pittsburgh CLO), Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories (Theaterworks USA), Red (Pittsburgh Playhouse), Yo, Vikings! (Published by Samuel Fench Inc.); Acting – Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! and Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! (Off-Broadway); Directing – Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories (Theaterworks USA), Walken on Sunshine (NY Fringe) Music/Recordings Mythic Original London Cast Recording (Broadway Records), Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! and Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! (DRG Records) Awards Richard Rodgers Award (Red), National Alliance for Musical Theater Festival Winner (Mythic) Online Marcus-Stevens. com, @MarcusStevensNY





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