A Greek Chorus of Women narrates in Iambic pentameter: To assure a victory as he prepares his soldiers for an attack on Troy, the Greek king must sacrifice his beloved daughter to the gods.
Colette Freedman is an internationally produced playwright, screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist who was recently named one of the Dramatist Guild’s “50 to Watch”. She has authored over twenty-five produced plays including First to The Egg (grand prize shorts Urban Shorts Festival), Bridesmaid #3 (Louisville finalist), and Ellipses… (Desert Festival Winner), as well as a modern adaptation of Iphigenia in Aulis. Her play Sister Cities (NYTE, 2009) was the hit of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe and earned five star reviews: it has been produced around the country and internationally, including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur) and Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle). She also wrote the film screenplay directed by Sean Hanish and starring Jacki Weaver, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jess Weixler, Stana Katic, Amy Smart, Alfred Molina, Kathy Baker and Troian Bellisario. Colette has two films in production: the psychological thriller The Mystery of Casa Matusita and Savannah Bloch's psychological drama And Then There Was Eve.
She also adapted the the best selling novel The Last Girls and penned a modern adaptation Of Uncle Vanya. She has co-written, with international bestselling novelist Jackie Collins, the play Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies, which begins its regional tour in 2016. In collaboration with the New York Times best-selling author Michael Scott, she wrote the thriller The Thirteen Hallows, (Tor/MacMillan). Her critically acclaimed novel The Affair (Kensington) was published in January 2013 and the sequel The Consequences was published in February 2014. Colette’s play version of the book Earned great acclaim as it toured Italy from February through May 2013.
Her musical Serial Killer Barbie extended for four 4 month after opening in 2014 at NOHO arts in North Hollywood to 20 consecutive sold out houses and played to critical success in New Zealand in the fall of 2015. Colette is currently producing the indie film Quality Problems and her novel Anomalies, co written with Sadie Turner, is coming out in February 2016.