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John Wojewoda

Three Wojewoda Plays

AMERICAN BACCHAE

This play is based on the ancient Greek tragedy The Bacchae by Euripides, where the God Dionysus compels the warrior King Pentheus to dress as a woman before he is used as the victim for the ritual blood sacrifice of the Maenads. These themes are somehow surprisingly relevant for today.

FAMILY WARFARE

This play is a portrait of an America family inverted like an upside down cross, where the rebel is not the leather clad punk, but the morally driven activist.

PROSPERO’S MACHINE

I wrote this play with the intention of creating a new literary hybrid by taking the most sublime dramatic form, the Shakespearean play -and combining it with the most base genre -the infomercial -thus creating a surrealist hybrid allegorical text exploring themes of spirituality, morality and green technology.