Crockett joins Aquila Theatre Company at BAM as the title role in A Female Philoctetes, a reimagining of Sophocles’ ancient tragedy. Crockett plays a soldier inflicted with an incurable and insufferable injury who has been betrayed by her comrades. The play captures a reality for all combat veterans who have been physically or mentally wounded, exploring ethical dilemmas that are as dynamic and relevant today as they were to the Greeks 2,500 years ago. Aquila Theatre, a veteran of classical Greek theater, boldly takes on this newest endeavor, reimagining Philoctetes as a female combat soldier.
“…there are few… that can mount productions with the iconoclastic and high-voltage energy of the Aquila Theatre Company and still win praise from critics and scholars alike."
—The New York Times
Director: Desiree Sanchez
Composer and Musical Director: Ralph Farris
Dramaturg and Lighting Designer: Peter Meineck