Kassandra Terminus


Our newly launched reading series is an extension of Sowelu Story Labs — a program for developing original productions, mentoring writers, and exploring new directions in theater and film. Readings slated for this year include original works by Luke Heyerman, Daniel Hill, Nan Gatchel, and more. Encounter various stages of the writing process, from first-look drafts curated from our Writers Workshops to fully staged readings such as Tania Myren's Kassandra Terminus.

Author in Attendance

Join Tania Myren and Sowelu Dramatic for a unique take on the story of Kassandra, Trojan princess whose gift for prophecy was matched only by the curse that none would believe her. Tania Myren's new play, Kassandra Terminus, takes place in the flash of the moment of Kassandra's death as Kassandra, the guard of her tomb and 3 crows engage in a conflict relevant to past, present and future.

The staged reading is part of a development workshop in preparation for a full production of the play in Spring 2018. Directed by Barry Hunt. Featuring actors Lorraine Bahr, Kelly Tallent, Daniel Hill, Nan Gatchel, Michael Fetters, and Dillon Graves. Original score by Leviticus Appleton. Funded in part by Ronni Lacroute.

SOWELU dramatic Reading Series
Kassandra Terminus
Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29
7:30 PM
$10 recommended donation
Sunnyside Community House
3520 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214

Tania Myren

Tania Myren

artistic director/ playwright/ actor/ director/ instructor

BFA Professional Actor Training Program SUNY Purchase; MFA playwriting emphasis UCLA; PhD (abd) Theatre Arts, UC Santa Barbara. Recipient Audrey Skirball-Kenis Merit Award and grant (Capoeira), Mel Helstien best new play award (Cha-Cha-Cha), and first prize in Southern California Playwrights Competition (Capoeira). The Closet and Bill’s Eye produced in LA’s Edge of The World Theatre Festival (’02, 04) and The Caliban voted one of 5 best new plays in LA in 2001 winning 2 Dramalogue awards. Her first play, Plainsong, a Western, was produced in workshop at NYC Ensemble Studio Theatre, subsequently at the 29th St. Project also in NYC, and outdoors at the Empire Mine State Historical Park in Grass Valley CA.

Previous collaborations with Tania and Sowelu

The Further Adventures of Anse and Bhule in No-mans Land

This story was originally produced as part of Sowelu Dramatic's inaugural 1998 season, earning 4 Drammy awards: Outstanding Production, Best Director (Gretchen Corbett), Best Supporting Actor (Chris Harder), and Best Scenic Design (Brad Scoggins). When Sowelu Dramatic later turned the story into a film, it earned Best Cinematography at the 2015 Santa Fe Film Festival and is currently in world-wide distribution via Adler and Associates Entertainment.

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Sowelu Story Labs

Sowelu Story Labs is an in-depth program encompasing writer workshops, film exploration, and the development of original works for stage and screen. In special cases, we provide writers with extensive resources such as access to dramaturgical guidance, actor/director workshops, and fully realized productions of their new works.

Past works that received full production include:

  • Brightest Thing in the Dark Tonight
  • Headless
  • The Hero
  • Curse of the Great Eleven
  • Am I Turning Into a Fish
  • Numbnuts
  • by Luke Heyerman
  • by Lea Floden
  • by Luke Heyerman
  • by Lea Floden
  • by the Sowelu Ensemble
  • by Tom Mowe