Friday, March 22
The Trojan Women
Adapted and Directed by Leigh Strimbeck, with students from Russell Sage College
Studio Theater, Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 7 p.m.

Performed by Russell Sage College students, produced by The Theatre Institute at Sage, this performance is a feminist retelling of Euripides’ great anti-war play.  The adaptation is set in the future in Troy, New York in the midst of an energy crisis, in a United States collapsed by 10 years of civil war.  The story takes place in a women’s refugee camp on the banks of the Hudson River.  This version dares to reinvent the response of the women to further enslavement.

Leigh Strimbeck 
 is an actor, director, writer and acting teacher. She holds a BFA in dance/drama from New York University and has been taught acting at the Actors and Directors Lab in New York City and the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE) in Bloomsburg, PA. There she acted in dozens of plays, served as ensemble director for three years, and traveled with BTE during a USIA tour of Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia. She is currently an assistant professor at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. She is also the cofounder of WAM Theatre (Women’s Action Movement Theatre, with Kristen van Ginhoven, artistic director.