“Iphigenia at Lesvos” is a ritual, a public lament, a trial of modern and ancient wars; a debate about conquering land and women; intimate violence and international aggression; little lies and high treason. It is a hybrid (fiction/nonfiction) multimedia performance, a culmination of a multiyear collaboration between award-winning artists from different countries.
Not much has changed in the past 2500 years. Presidents still lie to wage wars. Girls are still betrayed by their fathers and fatherlands. Women are still being treated as land and trophies. Iphigenia is still with us. Her name is derived from Greek ιφιος (iphios) “strong” and γενης (genes) “born.” She was “born strong” to carry through 2500 years the voice of a woman refugee and demand justice.