Award-winning singer, songwriter, and performer Arie Thompson discusses why and how she translated Max Rouquette’s play Médée, his Occitan/French/Bambara version of the Medea story, for an American audience. Rouquette borrows the story of Medea—a woman scorned by the man she loved once she has uprooted herself to live in a foreign land—from Euripides, but refashions her plight to foreground her status as a refugee. This event is sponsored by the Barnard Center for Translation Studies thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation. A reception will follow.
Photo courtesy of Arie Thompson