Yermedea Raw

Yermedea Raw

September-December, 2012 Tour
AS220’s Black Box Theatre: Providence, RI
Sleeping Weazel: Boston, MA
La MaMa ETC: New York City, NY

Yermedea Raw is a puppet-theatre-movement adaption of Erik Ehn’s performance text, grappling with genocide in Central America.


Director – Kym Moore

Performance Text – Erik Ehn

Puppet Designer and Director – Alejandra Prieto


Dramaturg – Katrin Dettmer

Co-created and performed by: Alejandra Rivera Flaviá, Conor Kane, Andrew Murdock, Anna Muselmann, Brian Cross, Eleanor Rothman, Gabe Gonzalez, Ellen Shadburn,   Emma Thorne, Becky Bass, Ursula Raasted, Zack Segel

Sound Designer and Composer – Michael Costagliola
Lighting Designer – Oona Curley
Costume Designer – Sara Ossana
Properties Designer- Natalie Kearns
Stage Manager – Chantel Whittle

Producers – Kym Moore and Michael T. Williams
Associate Producer – Chris Fitzsimmons
Associate Director – Michael T. Williams
Outreach Coordinator – Francesca Montanile
Associate Puppet Designer – Andrew Murdock
Assistant Director – Ari Rodriguez
Assistant Scenic and Lighting Designer – Megan Estes
Assistant Sound Designer – Nara Shin
Associate Dramaturg – Zachary Bleckner
Assistant Dramaturg – Alp Ozcelik
Original Puppet Design for The Driver – Tim Hett
Movement Choreographers – Anna Muselman, Ari Rodriguez
Marketing and Development Associate – Chantel Whittle

Yermedea Raw was part of Erik Ehn’s Soulographie: Our Genocides, a commemorative performance cycle staged at La MaMa ETC. It was the first play in the cycle’s Central American series. The composite character alluded to in the title is loosely based on Federico Garcia Lorca’s Yerma and Euripides’ Medea. The play braids the experiences of Medea and Yerma into a single narrative that gives voice to the voiceless. The New York Times called the piece “energizing and frightening.

Find more information on the Yermedea blog.