Rachel Cusk
Rachel Cusk

2016 Finalist


Synopsis: Medea’s marriage is breaking up. And so is everything else. Testing the limits of revenge and liberty, Euripides’ seminal play cuts to the heart of gender politics and asks what it means to be a woman and a wife.

One of world drama’s most infamous characters is brought to controversial new life by award-winning feminist writer Rachel Cusk (Outline, Aftermath).

Cast Breakdown:
Cleaner (W)
Nurse (W)
Aegeus (M)
Creon/Tutor (M)
Medea (W)
Jason (M)
Chorus (5 x W)
Boys (2 x M)

Agent: Sarah Chalfant

Play service: Oberon Books

Bio: In 2003, Rachel Cusk was selected by Granta as one of their Best Young British Novelists. The author of seven novels and three works of nonfiction, Cusk won the Whitbread First Novel Award for Saving Agnes, a Somerset Maugham Award for The Country Life, and was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Prize for Arlington Park. Her latest novel, Outline, was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, and the Goldsmiths Prize. “Spend much time with this novel and you’ll become convinced [Cusk] is one of the smartest writers alive” writes The New York Times Book Review.