Galatea Went to Fringe!
THE ALIEN CHICKEN REMEMBERS GALATEA was initially workshopped at Action/Adventure Theatre with their CAVALCADE OF AWESOME as part of the 2016 Fertile Ground Festival in Portland, Oregon. In July of 2017, Mofsec presented a working run of the revamped script, with the original cast and the aid of a talented team of Portland designers at the Back Door Theatre.
THE ALIEN CHICKEN REMEMBERS GALATEA is inspired by and in contradiction of John Lyly's pastoral comedy, GALATEA.
Lyly's GALATEA follows two maidens disguised as boys to Diana's woods, sent by their fathers to escape Neptune's monster. In the midst of danger they fall in love, not realizing their mutual secret until it's too late. With Venus' blessing they live happily ever after, despite the machinations of Nymphs, Gods and Humans alike. Mofsec's deconstruction focuses on a society that systemically sacrifices young women to Gods and their monsters; one much too similar to our own: where women have limited options for survival, none of them without a cost. Using female focused storytelling and dynamic movement Mofsec challenges their ensemble to peel back the layers of oppression, toxic masculinity and systemic violence that impact all genders.