Women: The War Within (2013- )

ca. 1 hour
— A dance-theatre opera

Libretto: Matthew Maguire
Director: Paul Warner
First Workshop: Barynishkov Arts Center, Jerome Theatre, June, 2013

WOMEN: The War Within (TEASER)

Libretto: Matthew Maguire
Director: Paul Warner
First Workshop: Barynishkov Arts Center, Jerome Theatre, June, 2013

This work that explores the rise of female consciousness in the pursuit of power, four of the most powerful women in history meet: Empress Wu, the only female Empress of China, Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist of Burma, and Hillary Clinton, American stateswoman. The ancient ones are haunted by the murders and seductions by which they forged their path to power. Encountering their warlike ancestors in a parallel universe, how will Aung San Suu Kyi and Hillary Clinton confront the war within? How does power transform us?