Watch our filmed short play festival, "The Myth Cycle." Generated by the Ensemble at Shunpike's Stuido@2+U, performed at Discovery Park. Includes an exclusive extra - a unique workshop documentary production of "Achilles + Patroclus" which includes the full show, with footage from the first reading and some of the cast's improvised/ensemble-generated staging. Written & Directed by James T. Washburn Total Run Time: ~35 minutes Suggested Audience: 13+ Content Notes: Themes in the festival include homophobia, transphobia, parental abuse, sexual assault, violence/stage combat sequences, and onstage character deaths. Specific content notes can be found in the description of each individual video. The Ensemble includes Jasmine Flora, Rowan Gallagher, Casey Hartman, Jae Kinsman, and James Washburn. Stage managed by Alexandra Angelova, filmed by Rowan Gallagher, and edited by Jae Kinsman. MEDUSA'S BLESSING reimagines Medusa's origin story to become one of empowerment and connection between queer women in the face of patriarchal violence. ICARUS FALLS is a queer retelling of the myth of Icarus and Daedalus. While Daedalus spends years devising a way for him and his son to escape their prison, Icaus grows up without his father noticing - and catches the eye of the Titan Helios. PHOENIX RISING is a fresh addition to the Greek canon, following a "forgotten" child of Zeus as he dares to defy his father and live as the man he knows himself to be. Drawing inspiration from other mistreated mythological figures, he finds the strength to rise again in the face of adversity.