The Syndicate

an ensemble theater company

Pentheus, the leader of Thebes, is up for reelection. Dionysus, the leader of the Maenads, is looking for a place for his people to call home. When Dionysus and his followers set up camp on The Mountain outside of Thebes, Pentheus's firm grip on the city begins to unravel. Told through the experiences of six women working in Pentheus's campaign office, Civility! smashes together Euripides's original characters with brand new ones, creating a visceral, fast-paced story about power, control, and the question: how do we live together?

Devised by The Syndicate
Directed by Emily Spalding
Leigh Hendrix as Alice/Dionysus
Megan Hanley as Bea/Pentheus
Ellenor Riley-Condit as Darla/Cadmus
Alanna Coby as Gwen/Tiresias
Janouke Goosen as Rose/Agave
Andrea Tzvetkov as Louise/Messenger

Civility! was presented as a work-in-progress as part of SITI Company's SITI Lab in October of 2014, and was seen in January of 2015 in residence at The Brick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Stage Management by Jackie Rivera
Sound Design by Harrison Adams
Lighting Design by Berkman Frank
Set Design by Danny Tieger
Run Crew Broderick Ballantyne

Civility! was also developed at Chicago Performance Lab at the University of Chicago in 2016, and performed at The Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater.

Stage Management by Sarah Stark
Sound Design by Harrison Adams
Lighting Design by David Goodman-Edberg