When Michael Kahn approached me with the commission for this adaptation of Aeschylus’ trilogy of plays, The Oresteia, he gave me surprisingly few limitations. He told me to trust my instincts and to feel free to step as far from the source material as I needed in order to make a new version of these ancient plays for our times.
Join Ellen and other women for a performance series of ancient Greek tragedy at Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts.
Keynote given in Orlando, FL in November 2016 by Ellen McLaughlin on Pericles
A Keynote by Ellen McLaughlin given at the women's retreat, A Room Of Her Own, out at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico
"When you’re starting from a cold stove, lay the fire according to the principles that have lasted over the centuries, namely: clear the way for the new..."
Read an excerpt from the address Ellen gave to the graduating students at Harvard's A.R.T. in Spring of 2009