Folkert de Jong is internationally recognized for figurative sculptures executed in the inorganic industrial materials. He also designed the set elements, props and costumes for the theatre play CRY, TROJANS! The play originated as a co-production of Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare’s Trojan War play, with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Wooster Group has further adapted the collaboration independently, concentrating on the Trojan side of the story and the spoils of war: the corruption of sincere love and the downfall of a noble hero. It can be seen from March 24 until April 19 in St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.
CRY, TROJANS! (Troilus & Cressida)
Text by William Shakespeare
With Ari Fliakos, Greg Mehrten, Andrew Schneider, Scott Shepherd, and Kate Valk with Koosil-ja, Suzzy Roche, Casey Spooner, Jim Fletcher, and Eric Dyer.
Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte
Set Elements, Props, Costumes: Folkert de Jong, Delphine Courtillot
Sound: Bruce Odland
Live Sound Mix: Bobby McElver, Max Bernstein
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Video, Projections, Control Interfaces: Andrew Schneider
Stage Manager: Teresa Hartmann
Assistant Director: Jamie Poskin
Assistant Costumes: Enver Chakartash
Assistant Lighting: Ryan Seelig
Wardrobe, Make-up: Naomi Raddatz
Production Manager: Emily Rea
Technical Director: Bill Kennedy
Video Totems: Ruud van den Akker, Aron Deyo
Master Electrician: Andy Sowers
Sound Consultant: Jim Dawson
CRY, TROJANS! (Troilus & Cressida) began as a co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company. That original production, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, was commissioned by the RSC for the World Shakespeare Festival, produced for the London 2012 Olympics Festival. Co-directors for the original production: Elizabeth LeCompte and Mark Ravenhill.