The NYU Skirball Center and the Korean Cultural Center New York present
MEDEA on Media
Seongbukdong Beedoolkee Theatre
Saturday, November 11 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 12 @ 4:00pm
Tickets can be purchased HERE.
“This is a Medea for the age of information overload, where violence and vulgarity permeate many forms of entertainment, from tv cartoons to confessional talk shows to video games … cannily narrows the gap between the classical and contemporary world.” – The Business Times
Seongbukdong Beedoolkee, an innovative contemporary theater company based in Seoul, South Korea, makes its NYC debut with an original take on the enduring Greek tragedy of Medea. MEDEA on Media recasts the ancient tale as a commentary on contemporary media and serves it to the audience in outrageous ways, including talk shows, action movies, Disney cartoons, and an Instagrammable yoga class. With plenty of physicality and a dash of silliness, MEDEA on Media is also clever and profound. The work is performed in Korean with English supertitles.
Led by director Kim Hyun-tak, Seongbukdong Beedoolkee Theatre freely deconstructs the texts of both well-known masterpieces and modern Korean dramas to recreate them, incorporating contemporary social issues. Often, Kim’s performances use a different theatrical style depending on the material and topic, such as dance theatre, melodramatic film, or physical theatre, and most of them include active audience participation. koreanculture.org
MEDEA on Media is co-presented with the Korean Cultural Center New York to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the ROK-U.S. Alliance.