Last May, NER contributor Rob Hardy’s adaptation of Aeschylus’s Oresteia was performed at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. The production featured a massive set by Twin Cities designer Joseph Stanley and music by composer Mary Ellen Childs. From Eric Dugdale’s review in Didaskalia: “Hardy’s adaptation offers a stripped-down style in which every word counts and immediacy trumps Aeschylean grandeur…Hardy has succeeded at producing a script that is evocative and unhurried.”
Hardy also had one of his poems imprinted on a Northfield sidewalk last August as part of the Sidewalk Poetry Contest, sponsored by the city’s Arts & Culture Commission. The contest is now open for submissions for 2013.
Rob Hardy has appeared numerous times in NER, most recently in 28.1. His essay Theodore Roosevelt and the Masculine/Feminine Complex was featured on our site.