About Us

Oimoi Productions is a collective that creatively confronts and responds to Ancient Greek and Latin texts through performance. We are always looking for new ways to engage with these texts and with our community, and new projects to produce: contact us with your ideas!

Company History

Carina de Klerk and Lynn Kozak founded Oimoi Productions in 2011 in order to bring their McGill Classics Play production of Euripides’ Hippolytos to the 2012 Montreal Fringe. Subsequent productions have included: Iliad≈1, directed by Lynn Kozak, translated and performed by Elizabeth Ten-Hove at the Freestanding Room, January 2013, and Scenes from Euripides’ Bacchae in Mask, directed by Myrna Wyatt Selkirk, translated by Joseph Shragge and Andreas Apergis (Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre), adapted by Lynn Kozak and Myrna Wyatt Selkirk, at Victoria Hall, March 2013. 2014+5 projects included Iliad 21/22, a translation/performance collaboration between Lynn Kozak and Paul Van Dyck (Rabbit in a Hat Productions) (Freestanding Room 2014, Bowery Arts+Science 2014-5 season); and Ephemer-illz, a collaborative response to lyric poetry by Carina de Klerk and Lynn Kozak (Freestanding Festival 2014, Montreal Fringe 2014, Bowery Arts+Science 2014-5 season, Montreal Wildside- Offside 2015). In 2016, Oimoi was invited to the Shortstanding Festival with My Favourite Deaths, a mixed improv/performance piece of excerpts from Homer’s Iliad. Oimoi is currently developing a project called Ion for 2016.

Oimoi Productions also runs Tragic Saturday Afternoons at the Freestanding Room, where we read a tragedy (ancient or modern) together every Saturday at 4 pm. These events, inspired by Amy Chartrand’s Tragedy in the Park, are free and open to the public.