The themes of Hecuba represented female characters fighting back against oppression, navigating a patriarchal society, and living through seemingly endless wartime, which are still relevant to the current world. The injustice causes grief, grief turns to rage, rage turns to vengeance, vengeance turns to violence, and violence turns to grief, the endless cycle forms an emotional vortex similar to what the people in the U.S. have experienced in the recent years. The set design intended to utilize only recycled fabrics as they come with stories of their own: the stains of body fluids, mold, and tears felt parallel to the scars and marks left on the unnamed women during the wartime setting of Hecuba. Inspired by the pow camps during WWII, the set design utilized recycled fabrics such as bedsheets, curtains, old clothing, and scraps to create a tent silhouette that functioned like a Greek theatre space.
UNH Theatre & Dance | Director: David Kaye | Set Design: Szu-Feng Chen | Costume Design: Victoria Carot