Written by Homer
Adapted by Ava Roy from Robert Fagels' translation
Directed by Ava Roy
Produced by Lauren D. Chavez & Ava Roy

We Players facilitated an intimate experience of Angel Island and its diverse histories through this all-day, island-wide performance adventure. Carefully crafted staging, interactive installations, and diverse pathways through the space made this performance a provocative and truly memorable experience. Equipped with a map, time card, and survival ‘kit bag‘ the audience walked for miles, encountering monsters, nymphs, gods and mortals, as they journeyed to the Kingdom of the Dead, climbed Mount Olympus, and returned to their native land at last. Feasts, libations, storms, and five star views across the bay made this a journey to remember.


Angel Island State Park, San Francisco Bay

The Cast

Athena & Circe: Julie Douglas
Amphiminous: Joan Howard
Melanthius, Aeolus, & Zeus: Nathaniel Justiniano
Penelope & Siren: Libby Kelly
Mentor & Tiresias: Michael Moerman
Calypso: Caroline Parsons
Antinous & Eurylochus: Claire Slattery
Eurymachus & Hermes: Ross Travis
Phemius: Ryan Beebe & Joshua Cook
Telemachus: James Udom
Ensemble: Julie Douglas, Joan Howard, Nathaniel Justiniano, Freida de Lackner, Maria Leigh, Rebecca Longworth, Caroline Parsons, Claire Slattery, Ross Travis

The Musicians

Guitar & Vocals: Ryan Beebe & Joshua Cook
Violin & Harp: Danielle Bricker
Trumpet: Danny Cao
Percussion: Nick Fishman
Trumpet & Trombone: Henry Hung
Saxophone & Fute: Teddy Raven
Bass: Adam Gay, Josh Tower, Rob Woodcock


Director: Ava Roy
Producers: Lauren D. Chavez & Ava Roy
Costume Designer: Mariangel Roca
Musical Director: Charlie Gurke
Production Manager: Joan Scout
Site Manager: David Mairs
Stage Manager: Eileen Tull
House Manager: Lauren Matley
Production Assistants: Hannah Gaff, Ruth Tringham
Properties & Set Artisans: Joan Scout, Bailey Smith, Ava Roy
Wardrobe Assistant: Megan Hillard
Photographers: Mark Kitaoka & Tracy Martin
Poster & Postcard Graphic Design: James Tucker
Program Design: James Tucker & Lauren D. Chavez


Spring of 2012