Queen of the Goths

EARLY DRAFT. NEEDS WORKSHOP REVISION. SEEKING DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES. "Queen of the Goths" is a Southern Gothic riff on "Titus Andronicus." Inspired by Shakespeare’s infamous and bloody Titus, it explores this classic play through the villainized lens of Tamora, Queen of the Goths, who was captured by Titus, and refocuses the story on both the female characters and Titus' own PTSD....
EARLY DRAFT. NEEDS WORKSHOP REVISION. SEEKING DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES. "Queen of the Goths" is a Southern Gothic riff on "Titus Andronicus." Inspired by Shakespeare’s infamous and bloody Titus, it explores this classic play through the villainized lens of Tamora, Queen of the Goths, who was captured by Titus, and refocuses the story on both the female characters and Titus' own PTSD. It’s set in the lawless Victorian Era of the Florida Everglades where corruption, power, and greed are rampant. Perfect for fans of the original play as well as films like Tarantino’s "Inglourious Basterds" and books like Morrison’s "Beloved."
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Queen of the Goths

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    28 May. 2020
    I love what this does with the source material and what this is as a play exclusive of that text! There is a lot that is "Shakespeare-esque" here--the heightened world of tragedy, a uniquely lyrical and distinct sense of language--but Goldfinger really explodes the story and recenters the narrative in a way that picks up on threads that are too neglected in the "TItus Andronicus." She manages to explore trauma, PTSD, toxic/patriarchal structures and other issues that feel relevant to this world, the original text, and the modern world. What a bold, darkly humorous, and rich theatrical realm.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    21 Jan. 2020
    Riveting; I was utterly transfixed by this gory, gorgeous play. Goldfinger highlights the mental casualties of war and violence while blurring the lines between who is right and who is wrong in this conflict. I would love to see this play in production.
  • Chelsea Frandsen:
    16 Dec. 2019
    This play is beautifully raw and invigorating. I felt for both the Queen and Titus, and it was set is time and place just as chaotic as the original story. The Bard would be very proud!

Development History

  • Reading
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    SoLow Fest
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Azuka Theatre
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    2019