SATYR ATLAS retells the myth of Thyestes and Atreus and debunks Aristotle’s notion of theatrical drama. The House of Arteus provides the backdrop  to explore the political, social, and sexual politics of the late fifth century while ritualistic transformation reveals something inherent about our contemporary world. In Greek mythology, the half-man, half-beast creatures known as satyrs were the raucous companions of Dionysus, the god of wine and theater. "Satyr Atlas," the latest work in progress from the experimental-theater troupe Poor Dog Group, will befit the legend with a lively performance inspired by ancient drama, imagery and lore and based on text by Euripides. The play features nudity and lewd theatrics and is recommended for adult audiences.

SATYR ATLAS was generously commissioned and presented at The Getty Villa Theater Lab.

  • Created by Poor Dog Group
  • Produced by Poor Dog Group in partnership with The Getty Villa Theater Lab
  • Performed by Jessica Emmanuell, Jesse Saler, Andrew Gilbert, Cat Ventura, John Kern, Jonney Ahmanson, Brad Culver, Adam Hunter, Condola Rashad
  • Concept, Text, and Direction by Jesse Bonnell
  • Scenic Design by Efren Delgadillo
  • Sound Design by Andrew Gilbert
  • Lighting Design by Adam Hunter
  • Costume design by Leah Piel
  • Sound Engineering by Martin Gimenez
  • Original Music by Peter Mayer
  • Production Management by Marisa Blankier