Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Jen Pitt’s (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2020) production of Big Love.
Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern re-making of one of the western world’s oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. And, in this villa on the Italian coast, the fifty grooms catch up with the brides, and mayhem ensues: the grooms arriving by helicopter in their flight suits, women throwing themselves over and over again to the ground, pop songs and romantic dances, and, finally, unable to escape their forced marriages, 49 of the brides murder 49 of the grooms-and one bride falls in love. About the same odds as today. We have still not figured out how to love.
$15 General Admission / $5 Seniors
FREE tickets for students with the promo code “TOMATO” (must bring their student ID card to collect tickets)
No late seating
Lindsey Ackerman, Michael M. Alva, Nave Barel, Tabitha Bass, Jesse Cao, Marieta Carrero, Azad Fakhari, Andrea Ferro, Payton Garrity, Nicolas Gerwitz, David Hentz, Jonas Kobberdal, Claire Kostova, Mallory Mullins, Lucas Niedzialkowski, Ben Ubinas, Renae Govinda, Jordan Mahr, Mary Round, Rachel Sather, and Molly Winstead.
* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Producer Sean Anthony Chia
Dramaturg Elizagrace Madrone
Production Stage Manager Lola Bao
1st Assistant Stage Manager Emma Hughes
Assistant Director Hilarie Spangler
Set Designer Anna Driftmier
Costume Designer Isabelle Tabet
Lighting Designer Nic Vincent
Sound Designer Max Silverman
Prop Master Christl Stringer
Dance Choreographer Amanda de Oliveira
Fight Choreographer Rebekah Carrow
Company Manager Amy Davis Eingold
Graphic Designer Annie Jin Wang
About the Director
Jen is a Brazilian-American director from São Paulo, Brasil. She received her BA in Theatre and English Literature from the University of British Columbia, and went on to train at Lecoq in 2011. She has spent the last decade making theatre in New York. She had the pleasure of being a part of The Living Theatre for most of that time, and Judith Malina continues to be one of her greatest inspirations. She is also a writer and journalist, with work featured in BUST magazine, Vocative, Nerve, and The New York Times. This summer she was the assistant director of operas Elektra and Carmen at the Croatian National Theatre. Her dance theatre project Pau Brasil will be coming to a theatre in NY in the coming months. jen-pitt.com