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– World Premiere


Director: Myriam Cyr.

Playwright: Saudamni Siegrist.

Light Design: Kevin Dunn.

Set Design: Janie Howland.

Graphics & Costume Design: Catherine Stramer


Starring Nicole Ansari as Antigone and Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam as Creon, with Leovina Charles as Ismene, Peter Halpin as Memphis, Logan Pitts as Polynices, Jake Namaroff as Haemon and Matthew Robertson as Chorus.

Starring Broadway and screen actress Nicole Ansari and internationally renowned Comédie Francaise actor Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, the world premiere of I AM ANTIGONE is a timely story of one woman’s stand against the abuse of political power. This contemporary retelling of Sophocles’ Antigone is written by poet Saudamini Siegrist and directed by award-winning Myriam Cyr. Defying Creon’s command by performing burial rites for her beloved brother Polynices, Oedipus’s daughter Antigone is condemned to be buried alive in a tomb. And there, impervious to time, she lives to this day.

Defiant, funny, real, and an unapologetic defender of truth, Antigone denounces the abuse of power, testifying to the ability we all possess to oppose injustice and government corruption. A rebellion not only of her own time, but of all times, I AM ANTIGONE speaks to every individual who dares to take a stand against tyrannical power.

Set design is by award-winning Janie Howland. Lighting design is by Kevin Dunn, with costumes by Catherine Stramer.

Broadway World:


Johnson Theater


Friday - September 8 - 9pm
Saturday - September 9 - 8pm
Tuesday - September 12 - 6:30pm
Wednesday - September 13 - 9pm
Thursday - September 14 - 6:30pm
Friday - September 15 - 6:30pm
Saturday - September 16 - 2pm
Saturday - September 16 - 8pm

Running time: I Am Antigone is 90 Minutes $20.

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SAUDAMINI SIEGRIST: Poet and playwright. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Forge, Crack the Spine, Salamander, Free State Review, Zone 3 and others. She has received three nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Saudamini lives in New York City and works at UNICEF on human rights and humanitarian action.

MYRIAM CYR: Poet Laureate, critically acclaimed writer, award winning actress and director Myriam Cyr last directed Simon Says at the Culture Project with Brian Murray which the New York Times hailed as“thrilling”. Cyr is currently developing a series of new plays including NPR and former editor in chief for the Atlantic Jack Beatty’s The Battle Not Begun, Munich 1938. Artistic Director of The Black Box Lab (Hamilton Ma) she was nominated in 2016 as best director by Broadway World for her production of Mary Poppins. Her book Letters of a Portuguese Nun was named book of the Month for the Guardian and translated into 8 languages. Myriam was a member of Steven Berkoff’s company at the Royal National Theatre under Richard Eyre and played Salome opposite Al Pacino. She is currently producing Hedda Gabler for Universal Studios in a screenplay adaptation by Oscar and Tony award winner Christopher Hampton. She will be directing two new musicals, Falling in Love with Mr. Dellamort by Jack Feldstien, and The Confession based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Beverly Lewis, book by Martha Bolton and Myriam Cyr, Lyrics and music by Wally Nason for Blue Gates Musical in Nashville, Tennessee.  



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