Monday, May 2, 2022

Exploring Lady Macbeth & Mac Beth on-demand


This month, we're pleased to be revisiting our celebrated production MAC BETH. Adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt, our 2019 production of Shakespeare's play will be available for on demand streaming. And next week, join us for a free RemarkaBULL Podversation about Lady Macbeth with Ismenia Mendes.




Exploring Lady Macbeth
NEXT MONDAY, May 9, 2022

RemarkaBULL Podversations are informal, online conversations that investigate approaches to essential passages from the Shakespearean and Jacobean canon and beyond. ISMENIA MENDES will join host NATHAN WINKELSTEIN, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director, for a conversation focused on Lady Macbeth–a role that she played to great acclaim in our 2019 production of MAC BETH. They'll discuss the challenges and rewards of playing one of Shakespeare’s most iconic leading women. She will read an excerpt of Act 1: Scene 7 "Was the hope drunk wherein you dressed yourself?"



MAC BETH will stream for two weeks only! 



“Erica Schmidt’s bloody MAC BETH, an adaptation of the Shakespeare play that with its all-female cast becomes a raucous, sometimes impish, very dark-edged revel.”



We're bringing the Red Bull Theater experience right here to your computer, in the palm of your hand, or on your smart TV. We're opening our archive and sharing our celebrated 2019 production MAC BETH for two weeks only from May 16-29, 2022.

This production of William Shakespeare's MACBETH was adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt and features Sharlene Cruz, Isabelle FuhrmanSophie Kelly-Hedrick, Ismenia Mendes, AnnaSophia RobbLily Santiago, and Ayana Workman.

On an autumn afternoon, in an empty lot outside the city, seven girls meet up to do a play. School uniform tartan transforms in this American urban wasteland. The girls are witches, ghosts, and kings. They hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of MACBETH —in Shakespeare’s original text—as the line between real life and blood fantasy quickly blurs. Through prophecies and smartphones, unexpected resonances emerge from Shakespeare’s dark nightmare of ambition gone awry. These young women discover what's done cannot be undone.



Are you an educator? Are you a parent or grandparent? Are you an aunt or uncle? Do you know a school-age young person that might like to experience Shakespeare as part of their education?

New and existing education partners can receive free access to the show for their students. Additionally, an extremely limited number of interactive residency activities are also available. If you would like more information, simply complete this form.