An Iliad (Incomplete production March 2020)
The Poet played by Erik Sandvold
Costumes Designed for Theatreworks by Maelia Kalua
The Poet from An Iliad played by Erik Sandvold, is eternally care-worn and world-weary. Building on the premise that he has been telling the story of the Fall of Troy over and over from its inception to the present day, the costume has layers of dust and wear as though, on his journey, The Poet has simply discarded and replaced items of clothing as they wear out. There is a magpie mélange of items he's collected over the millennia, all of which he carries on his back, and all of which add a layer to his history from a sweat-stained tunic reminiscent of his ancient Greek roots to the mid-century military surplus coat with pockets full of hand-written letters.
With a stroke of luck and a pandemic at bay, Theatreworks hopes to revive this production for 2021. Subscribe to Theatreworks email list to hear more about the revised 2021 season.
COVID 19 cut this March 2020 production short- but we are hopeful that 2021 might give us a chance to bring this back to a live audience.