EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Chavkin Discusses Her Directorial Process in Hadestown
Chavkin returns to the new musical for its pre-Broadway run in Canada.
After an acclaimed Broadway engagement at New York Theatre Workshop, director Rachel Chavkin is returning to Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown for a pre-Broadway run at The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Canada, November 11-December 3. Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Hadestown follows Orpheus's mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Together we travel from wide-open plains where love and music are not enough nourishment to survive the winter, down to Hadestown, an industrialized world of mindless labor and full stomachs. Before the production takes the stage, watch Chavkin discuss her process below.