WKU Production of Medea Shines Spotlight on Powerful, and Complicated, Female Character

Nov 6, 2019

The WKU Dept. of Theatre & Dance is performing Medea, Nov. 7-12.
Credit WKU Dept. of Theatre & Dance

Vengeance, murder, and betrayal are some of the themes taking center stage in the upcoming production of Medea by the Western Kentucky University Department of Theatre & Dance.

A Greek tragedy written by Euripedes, the story is centered around a woman out for revenge against her unfaithful husband.

"I think one of the reasons Medea has always been an interesting character is because she is so complicated," said Carol Jordan, an instructor with the WKU Department of Theatre & Dance, and the director/translator of the upcoming production. "She's incredibly smart. She's incredibly dynamic.


WKU student Brandon Woempner interviews Carol Jordan about the WKU Department of Theatre & Dance production of Medea.
Credit Kevin Willis

"She's one of these characters who can walk out and own the stage, and give these incredibly powerful speeches, but she's also incredibly ruthless. And I think there is a part in all of us that admires the people who are willing to break the rules, even to the extremes, to get back what’s theirs."

Brandon Woempner, a WKU senior Theatre major and a member of the Brinkley Student Employment Fellowship Program, sat down with Jordan to talk more about the production.

You can hear their full conversation by clicking on the Listen button above.