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Women of Troy (based on Euripide)

Data Tavadze director, dramaturgy – Nato Kakhidze actress – Salome Maisashvili actress – Magda Lebanidze actress – Keta Shatirishvili actress

Women of Troy (based on Euripide)

Nato Kakhidze actress – Magda Lebanidze actress – Keta Shatirishvili actress

Women of Troy (based on Euripide)

Data Tavadze director, dramaturgy

Women of Troy (based on Euripide)

Data Tavadze dramaturgy, director – Nika Pasuri composition – Kato Kalatozishvili actress – Nato Kakhidze actress – Salome Maisashvili actress – Magda Lebanidze actress – Keta Shatirishvili actress


Data Tavadze is an emerging force in the multifaceted world of Georgian theatre. He wrote and directed his Women of Troy, a work for five actresses, for the Royal District Theatre in Tbilisi. Tavadze took Euripides' tragedy as the starting point for the story of Georgian women from the 1990s to today and of their experiences of war. Their distress in wartime has often been ignored; their complaints have not been listened to. More broadly, Tavadze's play aims, through women, to give a voice to Georgia's history in the post-Soviet era. Women of Troy was premiered in May 2013 at the Swedish Biennial for Performing Arts in Jönköping. Public interest was so great that an extra performance had to be organised. "The performance is stunningly beautiful. But its aesthetic quality creates no barriers between the women and the audience. The play is timeless and painfully topical. But there is scope here too for pleasure and for high spirits; and once again I am reminded that Georgia has fantastic actors." (Margareta Sörenson in Expressen).

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