Aeschylus Unbound

Author: Glen Williamson

Aeschylus Unbound

Description: A new historical play about mysterious ancient rituals, world-shaking battles and a warrior poet on trial for his Mala Powers and Glen Williamson
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 9/21/2016
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male

NOTE: Permission to perform the music must be obtained from composer Ioannidis Nikolaos (through Homo Ecumenicus Publishing) separately from—and in addition to—permission to perform the play (website: or email:

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Keywords: Art and Artists · Coming of Age · Death and the Afterlife · Drama · God · Historical · Literature and Writing · Mythology · Religion and Spirituality · Single Set · Small Cast Size · The Theatre · War

Original Production Information

Aeschylus Unbound premiered in September 2007 in Pasadena, California, performed by Kim Barrett and Glen Williamson.  On June 11, 2008, a reading was staged in New York City with Dorothy Emmerson as Dona.

Laurie Portocarrero and Glen Williamson began staging, rehearsing and performing Aeschylus Unbound together in autumn, 2008, and have presented it over 40 times throughout the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland and Ireland, as well as in Switzerland.  (Glen also performed several scenes on-site in various locations in Greece.)

Copake, New York; Harlemville, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Montpelier, Vermont; Hardwick, Vermont; Chestnut Ridge, New York; Kimberton, Pennsylvania;  Syracuse, New York; Toronto, Ontario

Hillsdale, New York; Keene, New Hampshire; Fair Oaks, California; New York City; scenes in Athens and Epidaurus, Greece; Threefold Auditorium, Chestnut Ridge, New York

Garden City, New York; Bethesda, Maryland; Rudolf Steiner Institute, Easton, Massachusetts; Peredur Centre for the Arts, West Sussex, England; Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland; Aberdeen, Scotland; Loch Arthur, Dumfries, Scotland; Holywood, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Delrow Camphill, Watford, England

Hudson, New York; Rose Hall, Kimberton, Pennsylvania; Denver, Colorado; Boulder, Colorado

Novalis Hall, Angus, Ontario; Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, Ghent, New York; Hadley, Massachusetts; University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; Edinburgh, Scotland; Glasshouse Theatre, Stourbridge, England; Mourne Grange, Kilkeel, Northern Ireland; Ballytobin, County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland; Duffcarrig, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

Dona: Laurie Portocarrero
Aeschylus: Glen Williamson

Director: Ted Pugh
Staged and Designed by: Glen Williamson, Laurie Portocarrero
Editing Consultants: Kim Barrett, Robb Creese, Dorothy Emmerson
Music: Ioannidis Nikolaos (
Ancient Greek: Daniel Haffner, Terry Hipolito, Aeschylus, Homer
Fundraising, Bookings and Administration: Sarnia Guiton
Set Construction: Ralph Bedard
Costume Consultant: Fern Sloan
Costume Construction and Alterations:  Maria Fili
Gong provided: Andrew Borakove,

The performance at the Goetheanum was made possible by a grant from the Orestes Fund of the Triskeles Foundation and by the generosity of other anonymous donors.