I had the good fortune to perform live music for this opera/theatre/film production. It's a film opera about woman's experience of war written by Lisa Schlesinger, music by Kinan Azmeh, film by Irina Patkanian, directed by Marion Schoevaert
Iphigenia Point Blank: Story of the First Refugee, A film opera, is adapted from Euripides’ Iphigenia plays and ancient Greek laments from the Trojan War epics. The play follows Iphigenia, the first refugee depicted in western drama, through 2,500 years of history and across contemporary war zones to interrogate the current refugee crisis and change the ending of her story.
Iphigenia was commissioned by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts as part of the Partnership in the Arts Program. Partnership in the Arts was established in 1992 to support the creation of major new works of theatrical art. The program is part of a long tradition of Iowa faculty and students collaborating with professional artists to develop new work.