ABOUT THIS SHOW

Medusa is a multidisciplinary performance devised by an international ensemble of artists over one year, in four countries. Medusa celebrates the intersectional feminist revitalization of western mythology, the integration of accessibility design into the generative process, and the way social location affects participation in and interpretation of artistic experiences.

Featuring live music, dance, spoken word, multimedia and visual art, audiences will encounter Medusa’s journey, physical transformation, and isolation through all 5 senses.

There are 20 seats in the house that are free admission, available on a first come, first served basis. If you are able, please purchase a ticket in advance. This will allow the most equitable access to free admission seats, as well as supporting our creative expenses.

This Relaxed Performance will offer: 

  • Open Captioning 
  • Audio Description 
  • Touch Tour

This performance is family friendly, and we welcome those who use mobility devices, service animals, and respiratory devices. The performance venue has step-free access, easy access to all-gender restrooms, and a nursing room. Resource materials such as social stories, story synopsis, and a seating map will be available in advance to help guests prepare for their visit.

If there is another way we can open our space to you, please let us know in advance, and we will do our best to make it possible! If you have any advance questions or requests, please reach out to Anna Donnell, (annalizdonnell@gmail.com; 602-278-8684).

The Artists: 

Denise Yvette Serna
Anna Donnell
Katie Merritt
Iman Kerroua
Carolina Migli-Bateson
Earl T. Kim

Global Hive Laboratories integrates access design into the devising process from Day One. This includes thinking intentionally about how what we share can be experienced by different kinds people, and how to develop Accessible content that is present in every performance of a piece, rather than specifically assigned dates for those who would seek out those services.

Accessibility is intrinsic to our values as a collective and to the core of what we DO. We create an environment in which performers, directors, designers, playwrights, and audience members feel welcome to work with us and experience our productions. We can expect mistakes, shortfalls, and misunderstandings along the way, but if we go into providing access with open minds and hearts, we can always improve.

Running Time

70 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Running Time

70 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.