Genre: Classical, Drama
Written by Euripedes, Adapted/Directed by Casey Cleverly

In the modern port city of New York, ten immigrant women are held hostage against their will. A grandmother, once royalty, clings to hope as her remaining children are dragged away. In a radical interpretation of Euripides’ classic play, adapter/director Casey Cleverly modernizes the text to focus on the all-too-contemporary issue of human trafficking. Mixing live drama, news clips, projections, dance, and an original music score, Trojan Women Redux turns the ancient play into a modern day tragedy exploring the real stories of women across the globe.

About the Company: Co-Op Theatre East

Founded in 2008, Co-Op Theatre East (COTE) creates theatre for social change. COTE provides an entertaining performance forum in which to ask evocative, challenging questions of artists and audiences on our way to creating collaborative answers. 

Cast: Elizabeth Elkins-Choreographer
Open:   01/28/11
Close:   02/06/11

Friday–Saturday, January 28–29, 2011 @ 8pm
Wednesday–Saturday, February 2–5 @ 8pm
Sunday, January 30 and February 6 @ 3pm
Theater:   Looking Glass Theatre
Address:   422 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$18 General Admission, $15 Student
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Anna Savant Hecuba

  Originally from San Francisco, Anna has lived and performed in Munich, Tokyo and in various cities around the United States. Favorite roles include M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Ruth in Blithe Spirit, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hecuba in The Trojan Women Redux and Dr. Jolene Shatila inDecadent Acts (Outstanding Actress nomination, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity). She studied classical theater at ACT in San Francisco, is a graduate of the New Actors Workshop in New York and is a member of the ensemble of Co-Op Theater East and the Killington Shakespeare Retreat. You can find her at 

Hannah is a native of Kansas City,MO and most recently a resident of Iowa City, IA where she received her MFA in Acting from The University of Iowa. She is still new to NYC and proud to be working with COTE for the first time. Some of her other credits include Sabrina in Sabrina Fair (Bell Road Barn Players), Standing Tall (tour-Iowa Tent Theatre), Mrs. Van Buren in Intimate Apparel, and Versailles (with David Schweizer). Hannah is blessed to have never been faced with this kind of discrimination and she dedicates this show to all those men and women still struggling. She's hopeful that one day a play like this will be completely irrelevant. Thanks to COTE, the cast and crew of Decadent Acts,old friends, new friends andher impossibly supportive family. Love you Mama, Dad, Jane, and Sam.

Lillian Rodriguez was raised in the Bronx, and just graduated from NYU with a BFA in Theatre. She was most recently in Chekhov's Ivanov at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Girl Power: Survival of the Fittest at NYC Fringe Festival 2010, Orit Ben Shitrit's art installation film 'Men Die and They Aren't Happy' which debuted at Times Square Art Galleries, and continued on to ZOOM Contemporary Art Fair in Miami. She is thrilled to be working with Co-Op Theatre East!

Theresa Christine is thrilled to be a part of the COTE Company! A South Carolina native, she graduated in Spring '09 from Pace University with her BFA in Acting. It was at Pace that she first worked with Ashley, including productions of Decadent Acts, Dead Man Walking, and Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens. In 2009, Theresa joined COTE to produce and perform the title role in My Name is Rachel Corrie at the Kraine Theater. Other favorite roles include Summer and Smoke, Proof, and Out in the Open: Stories of Queer Oppression and Empowerment. Theresa is also an alum of SpringboardNYC 2009 with the American Theatre Wing, and she attended the Summer Training Congress '09 at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Kerrie Bond Chorus

Kerrie Bond is honored and excited to be a part of the COTE company. Native to the entire east coast (just about!), she found her way to New York City and graduated in 2009 from Pace University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Though she has a long history working with Ashley Marinaccio, she first worked with COTE in 2009 in the one-act festival Questionable Content, performing the role of Elaine in the play Smooth Criminal. Favorite credits include a workshop of the new musical Crossing Brooklyn (Des), Medea (Medea), Falsettos (Dr. Charlotte), Luck! (Ensemble), Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens (Judith), Proof (Catherine), and Carousel (Ensemble). She is also a performer with the NYC based sketch comedy group Think Pound.

Samantha Rivers Cole's (Chorus) favorite roles include Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Desdemona in Othello, Pam in Hunter Gatherers, Pinky in Our Lady of 121st St., and Helen in For Helen of Troy. She has an MFA from UW, and has also trained at Harvard with the Moscow Art Theatre School, UC Berkeley, and The American Conservatory Theatre. She is currently seeking representation.

Kaze Patricio Chan specializes in music for film, theaters and animation.   As a composer, Kaze has scored for independent films and theaters performing in China, Korea, Poland and America.  As a musician, Kaze has performed in major concert halls in Canada, Japan and China.  Currently he is working for film productions in Beijing and New York and orchestrating for a ballad.
Amy Chang Andromache

Amy Chang is honored to be a member of the talented and inspiring COTE team, and to be a part of this provocative production of Trojan Women Redux! Though made in Taiwan, Amy Chang mostly grew up in Georgia. She graduated from Brown University with a major in Art Semiotics (really) and is now an actress based in New York. Amy Chang played the role of Susan in the feature film Children of Invention, which screened at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, among others. She also starred in the short film Red opposite Gbenga Akinnagbe of HBO’s hit TV series, The Wire. Amy Chang won Best Actress in a Comedy for her role as an 11-year-old in the one-act play The Party (which, incidentally, was directed by none other than COTE’s own Miss Ashley Marinaccio, and assistant directed by Mr. Robert Gonyo!) Other onstage credits include: Resignations (Joy), Yellow Lens (Nai Nai/ Madeline), Love, Life & Redemption (Amy). Most recently, she played a nurse in the USA Network series, Royal Pains, and she was Dr. Chang in a Dell commercial. Please visit her website for future updates,

Robert is a theatre artist and musician residing in Brooklyn, NY. He is an alumnus of Siena College’s Creative Arts & Political Science departments, and the Master’s program in Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Recent acting credits include: Nicholas Kristoff's monologue Untitled in COTE's production of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer, a Suburban Singer in The Effects of Suburbia on an Otherwise Normal Brain with Native Aliens, and as The Living Voter Guide in a street theatre piece he created with COTE. He has directed several COTE productions, including Do/Don't Do and his own Urinal Play as part of COTE's 2009 Questionable Content one-act play festival, Absolutes and Been Laden with Terrorette’s Syndrome in Questionable Content 2008, Samuel Beckett’s Cascando (with music ensemble thingNY), as well as Mission with Mixed Phoenix Theater Group and Hitchhikers May Be Escaping Convicts with End Times Productions.