Directed by Caroline Jackson Smith, with Ti Ames ‘19 as associate director, dramaturg, and vocal director.
With book and lyrics by Cyril Amanfo ‘22 and original music by Cyril Amanfo, Max Addae ‘21, and Mark Ligonde ‘22, the world premiere production of Olympus is for the people, by the people.
Cyril Amanfo’s Olympus centers young people of color as they recognize their spiritual, mental, and emotional immortality. In claiming their power, they discover their ability to heal themselves and others. This new, innovative musical, featuring the sounds of hip hop, rap, Afrobeat, R&B, and gospel, challenges our received notions of Greek mythology and westernized theater as we know it.