Detroit Mercy Theatre Company earns national honors for ‘Antigone’

July 01, 2022
Oliva Swad, right, as Tiresias makes a prophecy to the king, Kreon and Chorus during Detroit Mercy Theatre Company's production of Antigone.

A Detroit Mercy Theatre Company production of Sophocles' Antigone has been honored at the 2022 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s national competition. It is the first Detroit Mercy show since 1978 to receive such recognition.

Antigone was honored for Special Achievement in Ensemble Performance for the 11-member cast and Seth Amadei received Special Achievement in Lighting Design.

The show, in a new translation by Diane J. Raynor, was presented in October 2021, under the direction of Sarah Hawkins Rusk, who is an adjunct professor of theatre at Detroit Mercy.

Antigone was chosen to compete in the national festival after being honored at the KCACTF’s Region III competition early this year.

Read more about the production.