In November I saw Classic Stage Company’s off broadway, 100 minute, 9 person, ensemble based Macbeth and it blew me away. The accessibility of the Shakespeare in this context and the immersive nature of the piece was unique and captivating.
I wanted to bring what I saw to a Denver and Boulder audience.
When working on the production, I also thought about how many extraordinary female and non- binary Shakespearean actors there are in town and how few roles there are for these folks. The sheer talent in Denver/Boulder was the impetus to produce this piece as an all female and non binary piece.
Finally, I love site specific work and want to see more of it produced. I remembered I’d been to a fabulous burning man party at a place called Deviant spirits distillery, and entering this fantastic distillery with Macbeth in mind made it clear this was the place it had to be presented.
Making theater isn’t cheap-we have nine actors, a director, and a stage manager working their tails off on this project, as well as costumes and lights and custom cocktails to create:)
We would be so grateful for any help you can offer. Come be a part of our journey!
- Donna Chen
- Meredith Young
- Julie Rada
- Emily Owens
- Monica Terry