On Ithaca: 'A goddess... astounding depth of insight and pure talent.'
Originally from San Francisco, Phoebe Angeni is an emerging, critically acclaimed international artist. Angeni trained intensively at both RADA in London and at the Stella Adler Studio in New York, simultaneously graduating from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2019.
Angeni is most known for her renditions of fiercely feminist characters. The energy she brings to the room is wholehearted, rebellious, whimsical, playful, powerful and kind.
Angeni is also known for her one-woman shows, which explore and address contemporary socio-political issues in mythological settings. Her latest piece, Ithaca, an autobiographical adaptation of Homer's Odyssey, received five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, praise from Lyn Gardner, and featured two weeks running in Scotland's national newspaper, The Scotsman. For more information on Ithaca please Click Here.
Ithaca marks Angeni's third year performing at the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2019 she worked with The Greenhouse, the award-winning first zero-waste venue of the festival (under Pleasance). The musical satire, Shellshock!, in which she played the arch-villainess oil tycoon Venetia Von Van Clief, was shortlisted for the Scottish Theatre Award at the Fringe (August 2019).
Prior to her work with The Greenhouse, Angeni's site-specific eco-feminist piece, Calypso, played at the On the Rocks Festival in St Andrews (April 2019). In the same month, two of Angeni’s independent films were shown at the St Andrews Film Festival. Another stand-out role for Angeni was Dionysus in a contemporary adaptation of Euripides' The Bacchae at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.
Angeni is passionate about the way that entertainment and media can be used to promote social change and loves experimental and boundary-pushing material, especially in fantasy, epic, classical, and dramatic genres. A textbook workaholic, Angeni thrives both helping directors carry out their vision as well as organising and executing her own projects. In her spare time, Angeni has written a book of 100 poems, which is currently being optioned for publication.