2022/2023 Season

Daughters of Leda

By Madeline Sayet
Directed by Shannon R. Davis

April 27–30, 2023
Zellerbach Playhouse

As the seasons change and Persephone returns to the underworld, a mortal girl arrives at the same time asking questions that turn history upside down. The Fates have a game up their sleeve—they are tired, they need a vacation. But in order to leave, they have to return the stories they exploited. In a whirlwind of events, Adam and Eve, Leda (and the Swan), Helen, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, and Electra all come together to choose their own destinies and finally tell their side of the stories that have instilled fear of feminine knowledge for far too long.

Tickets will go on sale by January 2023


  • Thursday, April 27, 2023 — 8pm
  • Friday, April 28, 2023 — 8pm (with post-show discussion)
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 — 2pm
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 — 8pm
  • Sunday, April 30, 2023 — 2pm

Madeline Sayet

Madeline Sayet, Playwright

Madeline Sayet is a Mohegan theater maker who believes the stories we pass down inform our collective possible futures. She serves as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS), and is the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP). Her plays include Where We BelongUp and Down the River; Antigone Or And Still She Must Rise UpDaughters of LedaThe Neverlandand The Fish (In Development)

Shannon R. Davis

Shannon R. Davis, Director

Shannon is a Bay Area-based director and storyteller originally from Wisconsin. She is in the CalShakes Artist Circle and is the Director of Community Connections at American Conservatory Theater. She describes her directorial focus as “classical re-envisionings through an intercultural lens to explore societal inequities and raise awareness. Then I add in some silliness.” She holds an MFA in Directing & Acting from UW-Madison.