MEDEA s01e06

  • Director: Paata Tsikolia
  • Theatre:Royal District Theatre
  • Hosting Theatre:Royal District Theatre
  • Date:
    • 28 September - 17:00 hr,
    • 29 September - 20:00 hr,

Director Paata Tsikolia
Scenography by Ira Shengelia
Costumes Designer Ira Shengelia
Choreographer Natia Chikvaidze
Musical Adaptation Natia Chikvaidze
Assistant to the director Natia Shalikashvili

Ekaterine Demetradze 
Gia Burdjanadze
Sandro Samkharadze 
Dancers - Nini Gogichaishvili, Sopho Nachkebia, Daria Sedova, Ksenia Semionova, Maria Shalagina, Natia Chikvaidze, Teona Tsitsakishvili

About Perfomance:
Medea is not a virgin blinded with passion, enslaved by love to Jason. Neither is love the reason why she is helping the Greek to steal the Golden Fleece. Medea is the heiress of the Colchis throne, in a fight against her father and brother, who is ruled by the crave of revenge against the King, his family and the kingdom of Colchis. Her aim is not to marry Jason but rather destroy Colchis, her father’s family and Colchian culture. 

Paata Tsikolia’s new version offers a completely unexpected understanding of the myth, exploring something that is painful even to look at. Medea is still in her fatherland and the beaches moist with Colchian blood is the soil where the mythical figure grows from. Everything started from here. 

In 2021 the play was awarded with SABA literary prize in the nomination of the best drama of the year.

Date of the premiere  April 10 / 2022
Duration 90 minutes

ROYAL DISTRICT THEATRE was founded in 1997 by a prominent Georgian actress Iza Gigoshvili. Since its establishment RDT has been supporting innovative and free theatrical experiments, popularization of new plays, thus contributing to widening the perspective of Georgian theatre. Since 2008 a young group of actors - led by award winning young director and author Data Tavadze - has been active at RDT. The group made the theatre popular abroad with its innovative forms and acutely up-to-date performances. Data Tavade’s productions were presented at Deutsches Theater Berlin, BOZAR Brussels, moment:teater Stockholm, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Staatstheater Braunsweig, Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre and more.

In 2008-2011 RDT founded the festival of 25-minute play ARDIfest that aimed at discovering new faces and encouraging their work. The directors, playwright, actors, composers and designers discovered at ARDIfest are ultimately defining the face of young Georgian theatre nowadays.

RDT is also active in the educational field, it hosts the Center for Development of Contemporary Theatre. RDT actively collaborates with Gothenburg Academy for Music and Drama (Sweden); arranges public lectures, professional seminars, workshops for Georgian and foreign theatre-makers. 

Repertoire choices at RDT are always taking into consideration social values, political event in Georgia and around the world, as we do believe that theatre is a space for reflection and reaction, dialogue and analysi


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