Teatro Kolehiyo ng Miriam (TKM), the premier student-run theater organization of Miriam College, staged Troyanas, an adaptation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women last November. Under the direction of Ms. Erika Estacio, this version was translated by Mr. Jose Capino and Ms. Erika Estacio based on the English adaptations made by Charles Mee, Nicholas Rudall, and Ellen McLaughlin.
Troyanas is a Greek tragedy depicting the aftermath of war from the perspectives of Hecuba, Andromache, Cassandra, and the other women of Troy, following one of the well-known conflicts in Greek Mythology, the Trojan War. It narrates the horrors that plagued the minds and lives of these Trojan women after the destruction of their city and the deaths of their loved ones under the hands of the Greeks. It also tells of their impending fate – the division of the winning camp’s share of women. In line with Miriam College’s tagline, “forming women leaders in service,” the play sought to promote women empowerment.
The shows were held at PA 102 and PA 104 of the Paz Adriano Building of Miriam College during the following dates: November 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 in partnership with Miriam College Television. Other partner organizations included Interschool Business Association, International Studies Society, and Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aral ng Miriam. The Department of Communication was among the sponsors of the play.