An original puppet theater piece that takes contemporary US and UK military wives' stories and weaves them with mytho-historic heroines: Penelope from Homer's Odyssey, Mandodari from the Ramayana, and Scheherazade from The Arabian Nights. The production is inspired by the stories of 21st Century women whose lives have been affected by war. It draws from personal accounts, news and radio stories as well as online social media to investigate the core themes of waiting, mourning, and healing.
This project was made in association with The Little Angel Theatre and is funded in part by a grant from The Jerome Foundation with additional support from The Centre for Excellence in Training for Theatre, The Puppet Center Trust, Battersea Arts Centre, The Pleasance Theatre Islington, and Royal Holloway Department of Drama and Theatre, University of London. For past and future projects, Inkfish has been awarded grants from The Jim Henson Foundation, and The Puffin Foundation.