Medusa Undone

SYNOPSIS: MEDUSA UNDONE is a dramatization of the little-known Medusa origin story. Before she was one of the greatest mythical monsters of all time, Medusa was a kind, beautiful sea-nymph in Athena’s service. Unparalleled in both her beauty and devotion to the Gods, Medusa catches the eye of the charming but narcissistic Poseidon. Interested only in the passions of the spirit, and not the flesh, Medusa has no choice but to reject the greedy God. She not only suffers violence at the hand of Poseidon, but also unknowingly incites a deep-seated jealousy in Athena, with horrific and disturbing consequences. MEDUSA UNDONE explores the social problem of rape culture, our tendency to victim blame, and the great injustice suffered by female victims of abuse of all kinds.

Full Cast and Crew


Athena: Paige Allison Donatelli
Medusa: Anna Krempholtz
Echo: Diane Di Bernardo
Poseidon: Brett Klaczyk
Stheno: Becky Globus


Director: Maura Nolan Coseglia
Stage Manager: Leyla Gentil
Asst. Stage Manager: Tim Coseglia
Set Design: Josh Robinson, Ashlyn Zgoda
Lighting Design: Chris Cavanaugh
Sound Design: Bob Van Valin
Costume Design: Andrea Gollhardt
Costume Assistants: Amanda Gollhardt, Karen Grace Harty
House Manager: Thomas Scahill
Producers: Andrea Gollhardt, Bob Van Valin, Anna Van Valin, Robert D Van Valin Jr.
Ad Placement: Annise Celano
Community Outreach: Brooke Georgen
Graphic Design, Playbill Design: Josh Robinson


*WNY premiere of a new play by Bella Poynton

Dates: January 17-February 2, 2019
Venue: New Phoenix Theatre on the Park
95 Johnson Park, Buffalo, NY 14201