April 29 - May 22
From PHILOCTETES by Sophocles
Adapted and Directed by Malik B. El-Amin

Philoctetes clashes with Odyssea, forcing young Neoptolema to choose sides. Employing non-traditional casting in gender, ethnicity, and disability, we ask "do the ends justify the means?". Finally, The Hunger Games novels become the world of the play, bringing it forward in time and relevance.
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Lester Purry and Regan Linton - The Archer from Malis, 2016

Griot Theatre
In Residence at the Getty Villa

Griot Theatre participated in The Getty Villa's Theatre Lab from April 4-17, 2016.  The two week residency culminated in 4 public performances. Working from the original text of Philoctetes by Sophocles, the work would become The Archer from Malis - going on to a full production in Hollywood.

The company explores and rehearses at the Getty Villa
Exploring the Getty Villa
Elmira Rahim
Observing the Display
Let's Rehearse
Table Read
Like This
Leilani Smith
Rita Cofield
Malik B. El-Amin

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