Site Responsive Theatre

IOTA presents Site Responsive Theatre or Site Specific Theatre performances of the fragmentary plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.   These are visual, physical, and musical performances of the remaining fragments of these classic dramas scored in collaboration with artists from all mediums including sculptors, composers, designers, & performers.

Euripides, site responsive theatre, Santa Cruz, Tragedy

THE MAN WHO KNOWS, EURIPIDES FRAGMENT #115

Sophocles, Iota, Jamie Lyons,

IN TIME OF NEED, SOPHOCLES FRAGMENT

Sophocles, Berkeley Art Museum, Laocoön, site responsive theater, site specific theater, Live Art

SOPHOCLES LAOCOÖN at BAMPHA

Aeschylus, Mysians

AESCHYLUS, MYSIANS, KAUAI

AESCHYLUS DANAIDS AT THE PULGAS WATER TEMPLE

PATH OF STEADY SUCCESS, EURIPIDES #259, EAST PALO ALTO

Sophocles, Nausicaä, site specific, site responsive, environmental, theatre, theater, dance, movement, performance, live art, Stanford, Stanford TAPS, Chocolate Heads, Aleta Hayes, stanford theater and performance studies, repertory theater, summer theater, the iota, jamie lyons, classical drama, pillar point, odysseus, homer, performance art, theater bay area, san francisco, judy syrkin-nikolau

SOPHOCLES NAUSICAÄ, PILLAR POINT

site specific, site responsive, live art, theater, theatre, san francisco, performance, dance, art, marin headlands, slackers hill, sunrise, Io, Euripides, national parks, san francisco, bay area, environmental, muriel maffre, ryan tacata, classical, weather, clouds

LOVE IS THE FULLEST EDUCATION, EURIPIDES #91, MARIN HEADLANDS

Sophocles, IOTA, site responsive theater, site specific theatre, san francisco theater, theater bay area

CLOUD TALK (SOPHOCLES #123), SAN FRANCISCO BATHTUB

SOPHOCLES UNATTRIBUTED FRAGMENT (S.110)

SPEECHLESS FISH, SOPHOCLES #116 PESCADERO, CA

Site Specific Theatre, Aeschylus, The Argo

AESCHYLUS’ THE ARGO

site specific theatre performance of Euripides at Aquatic Park in San Francisco

NO MAN’S FRIEND, EURIPIDES #266, AQUATIC PARK

Site Specific Theatre Performance

AESCHYLUS’ GLAUCUS OF POTNIAE AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Site Specific, theatre, performance, Sophocles, Sinon, Emeryville

SOPHOCLES’ SINON AT THE EMERYVILLE MUDFLATS

Site Specific Theatre Performance, Aeschylus

AESCHYLUS’ DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN

Site Responsive Performance Art

It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such
an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their
absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack
of style. They affect us just as vulgarity affects us. They give us
an impression of sheer brute force, and we revolt against that.
Sometimes, however, a tragedy that possesses artistic elements of
beauty crosses our lives. If these elements of beauty are real, the
whole thing simply appeals to our sense of dramatic effect. Suddenly
we find that we are no longer the actors, but the spectators of the
play. Or rather we are both. We watch ourselves, and the mere wonder
of the spectacle enthralls us.
 Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray