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The Medea Project: A Hypothetical Retelling of a Heinous Myth

posted Aug 2, 2010, 1:04 PM by Rachel McKinney   [ updated Dec 6, 2010, 12:31 PM ]
'...regardless of time and place, love is "the great conduit of the ridiculous" - and that shattered love can exact a costly and horrifying toll.' (By Eric Marchese, OC Register)

About: "The Medea Project: A Hypothetical Retelling of A Heinous Myth"

What would happen to the Medea myth if it were re-engineered in today's world of cell phones, high-pressure meetings and high-powered divorce lawyers? It is the ultimate story of betrayal and vengeance, resulting in extreme consequences!

Kristina Leach Biography

Kristina wrote her first play at age 10. It was awful, but she got over it.  Years later, she is an internationally recognized playwright, much to her continued awe and amazement. She received the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival John Cauble Short Play Award for her one-act, Supernova in Hamlet. In 2002, she was runner-up for the David Mark Cohen Award for her play, Grasmere, which received full productions in Hollywood, New York D.C. and, thanks to RoaN, Edinburgh. She was awarded the Orange County Theatre Award for Best New Play for The Medea Project, a Modern Retelling of a Heinous Myth.  Although she enjoys writing for adult actors, she has also written quite a few plays for younger audiences and young actors. 72 Degree and Sunny and 1212, were both commissioned by South Coast Repertory in California and performed by young actors, while Tommy Humbug and the Christmas Gypsies is her favorite of eight holiday plays that have been produced in Los Angeles for young audience members.  In addition to writing plays,  she has also taught playwriting to high schoolers and acting classes for adults in Orange County, California. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her biggest fan – her husband, Eric. Her work will be seen this Fall in the new web series The Room (www.theroomseries.com). On a personal note, she’d like to thank friends and family who continue to support her artistic endeavors – without them, she'd still be a receptionist.