A Trojan Woman

adapted from Euripides by Sara Farrington


Not yet published.


In a flash of modern warfare (Ukraine? Afghanistan? Vietnam? Poland? Hiroshima? Israel? Gaza?), a mother loses her child. She becomes a Trojan woman, compelled to embody every iconic character in Euripides’ classic play.

Production Info

Cast: 1 total (1 female)
Full Length Drama (about 80 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“[A TROJAN WOMAN] puts a modern spin on Euripides’ anti-war tragedy … It is a timeless cry echoing across 3,000+ years — with no end in sight — to our great detriment and woe. When will such aggression end?” —Jay Lustig, njarts.net

“[A TROJAN WOMAN] is a play that in its simplicity and imagination brings home hard truths that, sadly, have been repeated from conflict to conflict for over two millennia … Words on paper cannot begin to describe the effect this play will have on those who see it. Its message may be as old as time but it is one that repeats down through the ages. I cannot urge you more strongly to see A TROJAN WOMAN.” —Allen Neuner, Out In Jersey

About the Author


  • Euripides

    Euripides (c. 480 – 406 BCE) was a tragedian of classical Athens. He became one of the best-known and most influential dramatists in classical Greek culture; of his 90 plays, 19 have survived. His most famous tragedies, which reinvent Greek myths and probe the darker side of human nature, include MEDEA, THE BACCHAE, HIPPOLYTUS, ALCESTIS, and THE TROJAN WOMEN.

  • Sara Farrington

    SARA FARRINGTON (Playwright) NYC & NJ based playwright, screenwriter, co-founder of Foxy Films, her theater company w/ Reid Farrington. MFA from Brooklyn College with Mac Wellman. Author: The Lost Conversation: Interviews with an Enduring Avant Garde (53rd State Press/TCG 2022), A TROJAN WOMAN and MICKEY & SAGE (BPPI). Sara's plays have been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards & critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, American Theatre Magazine, El Diario, The Village Voice, Lighting & Sound in America, NY1 and more. Plays include: A TROJAN WOMAN (Luna Stage, w/ tour to Athens, Greece), DORA MAAR (workshops @ The Mercury Store & Brick Aux), LUCKY BREAKS (The Brick Theater & New Ohio Theater), CASABLANCABOX (HERE Arts Center), MENDACITY (2023 NYCITFF), LEISURE, LABOR, LUST (The Tank NYC & The Mount), BRANDOCAPOTE (The Tank NYC), THE RETURN (commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, performed in The Met’s Venetian Sculpture Gallery & Grace Rainey Rogers Theater), HONDURAS (10 regional tours), NEAR VICKSBURG (Incubator Arts Project/Wild Project/Walkerspace), MICKEY & SAGE (Incubator Arts Project), THE RISE & FALL OF MILES & MILO (FringeNYC ‘07, winner: Outstanding Playwriting Award), COSMICOMICS & more. Film: Mendacity, directed by Reid Farrington, featuring Foxy Films, official selection of 2023 New York Indie Theater Film Festival @ The New Ohio Theatre. Artistic residencies include: The Mercury Store, HARP @ HERE Arts, The Tank NYC, Now-In-Process @ The New Ohio Theatre, All For One Solo Collective, Dragon's Egg. Work as co. manager for Foxy Films: Tyson vs. Ali, Gin & “It,” A Christmas Carol, The Passion Project. Her work independently & w/ Foxy Films include tours to Copenhagen, Budapest, Vancouver, Columbus, OH, Lenox, MA, Omaha, NE, Nyack, NY & Athens, GR. Support from: NYSCA, NJCOA, Venturous Fund, Axe-Houghton, MediaTHE, Arch & Bruce Brown & others. Sara is also an audiobook narrator, anti-facist activist, an original founder of Immigrant Families Together and champion of #MeToo. Mom to Jack & Levi.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date
Pages 59
ISBN 9798888560129

Special Notes

Special Notes

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A Trojan Woman is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC