She assumes different identities, always trying to please. She wills herself not to, but generations of judgement course through her veins. She is always fighting, wrestling with the choices forced upon her. Salome is every woman, ready to do battle.
Created and performed by Tina Mitchell, Shura Baryshnikov, Helen Yee and directed by Peta Coy, Salome Redux explores the many facets of Salome through a variety of texts inspired by her story. A dancer, an actor, a musician, and a director each set out on their own mission to find out: who is the real Salome and why are we so keen to destroy her?
Text sourced from Thalia Field, Charles Mee and Oscar Wilde.
Special thanks: Thalia Field, Charles Mee, Stephen Webber, Jacqueline Marriott, Andrew Thurman, Michael Aucoin.
Tina Mitchell - Performer/Co-creator:
Tina Mitchell is a New York based actor, director and teaching artist and holds a Master of Arts Practice specializing in performance. Her interdisciplinary performance practice fuses movement, text and live music and her work has been included in some of the leading Arts festivals in the world. Tina has trained extensively with the SITI Company as well as with the Suzuki Company of Toga and works in the US, Australia and Colombia. As an actor she has performed in works for Puchdrunk (Sleep No More), The Iberoamericano Festival de Bogotá, The Napoli International Arts Festival – Italy, The Iberoamericano Festival de Cádiz – Spain, The Metropolitan Opera, SITI Company, among others. As a director and assistant director she has worked for The Adelaide College of the Arts, La Fura dels Baus, The English National Opera, SITI Company, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall and The Adelaide Festival of Arts. Her latest project, Mata Hari, will premier in the 2017 Prototype Festival. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. www.tinacmitchell.com.
Helen Yee - Performer/Sound Design/Composer:
Helen is a multi-instrumentalist, composer with experience in a broad range of genres. She has composed and performed music for plays including Miss Julia, Pillowtalk, Harry's Christmas, The Comfort of Numbers and Manon/Sandra. Using live looping and electronics, she enjoys exploring and collaborating in other art forms including vocal work, dance and text improv. She was honored to be a 2011 fellow at Music Omi International Musicians Residency, a collaborative music-making program. Helen was violinist for the eclectic string trio, Trio Tritticali and for ten years she was a founding member of Invert, a two-cello string quartet that released three CDs and performed original music composed by its members, with roots in rock, jazz and world music. A lifelong New Yorker, Helen began her music studies with Western classical training and, after earning her BA at Yale University, continued her schooling by joining rock bands and studying privately with jazz improvisation teachers. www.helenyee.com
Shura Baryshnikov - Performer/Co-Creator:
Shura Baryshnikov is an interdisciplinary dance and theatre artist and a co-founding Artistic Director of Rhode Island-based Doppelgänger Dance Collective. Shura has designed movement for Trinity Repertory Company, The Wilbury Theatre Group, Bridge Repertory Company, Elemental Theatre Collective and on a number of Brown/Trinity MFA productions. As a freelance dancer, Shura has performed with Lorraine Chapman the Company, Betsy Miller Dance Projects, ali kenner brodsky & co., Heidi Henderson, Lostwax Multimedia Dance, and Festival Ballet Providence, among others, and her solo and improvised performance projects have been presented across New England. Most recently, Shura has performed theatrical roles with Trinity Repertory Company and Bridge Rep of Boston. She is a Trinity Teaching Associate in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University and has also instructed at MIT, Dean College, Rhode Island College, Salve Regina University, and Connecticut College. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association. www.shurabaryshnikov.com.
Peta Coy - Director/Co-Creator:
Australian born Director/Choreographer Peta Coy has worked in theatre, film and dance as a director, choreographer, movement coach, fight director, and performance arts educator. She holds three Degrees in Dance, Performing Arts and Stage Direction and has worked in Australia, Japan, London, Paris, Ireland and now New York. As Director: Hunker Down (NYC), Rentokil by (Melbourne International Fringe) Conspiracy (La Mama) Another Twin (National Theatre), Action & Unforeseen Circumstances of a Patriotic Act (Victorian College of Arts) Savage In Limbo (VCA) Movement Director: Top Girls (Melbourne Theatre Company) My Romantic History (RedStitch) A Behanding in Spokane ( MTC). www.coymotion.com.