Welcome to The MacBeth Project
Theater for the People By The People
The MacBeth Project was built out of a community outcry for more African American representation in the classical theater arts. It is a 5 year project producing the story of MacBeth, co-created with a different cultural asset each year, infusing the productions with both cultural identities. Currently we are presenting: 30 Minute Shakespeare!
Take a look at our upcoming events and get your tickets here.
- Fri, Oct 15Carmichael
The MacBeth Project presents short versions of some of Shakespeare's most beloved classics...with a twist!
Incorporating our love of Afro-Futurism, which honors the African Diaspora bridging the past, present, and possible futures, we are re-building and re-imagining the possibilities of Shakespeare. The MacBeth Project was built out of a community outcry for more African American representation in the classical theater arts.
Our Short Shakes program is designed to give free access to this work in perpetuity.
Take a look at our upcoming events and don't forget to donate!
Romeo & Mother Juliet
June 3-13, 2021
“poetry, bliss and unabashed heartbreak”
Deep in the Louisiana bayou, an old bootlegger and a retired show girl finding love at first sight and the most unusual place...Mardi Gras party during prohibition sometime in the future.
In this tragic tale of love, these beautiful elders, Romeo & Mother Juliet must fight their family’s generational feud. Mother Juliet’s daughter insistence to commit her in Dr. Paris’s senior care “clinic” drivers Mother Juliet to desperation. The goddess Erzuli and The Keeper of the Dead, Baron Samedi, both of Louisiana Hoodoo religion, vie for the souls of these two lovers as they play tug-of-war with the fates.
Their love was strong enough to bring them together…
but is there resolve deep enough to keep them from being pulled apart?
All tickets to Romeo & Mother Juliet are a "Pay What You Can" Donation.
To purchase a ticket donation to the premier, please go to:
We want this work to be available to ALL, regardless of economic reality. Our sHort Shakes: Rebuilt program is designed to give free access to this work in perpetuity.
This performance will be free and viewable to the public June 26 on our YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQK5Zbz1oNi5XLOtjndIMtRs3gBhzQs-s
This production is created in partnership with The MacBeth Project, Sojourner Truth Multicultural Museum, Celebration Arts, Ma Series Arts, and Images Theatre Company.
The production features a full African American cast:
KT Masala...as Mother Juliet
Terry Moore...as Romeo,
BJ Nash...as Priestess Laurence,
Christian McLaurin (SB The Moor)...as Dr. Paris/Baron Samedi,
Gerry (GOS) Simpson...as Benvolio,
William Schmidt...as Tybalt,
Carla Fleming...as Big Mama,
Monique Crawford...as Mercutio,
Tammie Denyse...as Lady Capulet,
Corey Winfield...as Lord Capulet.
With music provided by Charles Cooper (Artistic Dir./Images Theater Co.)
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Short Shakespeare Begins
June 20th, 2020
Artistic Director Lecture Series
Community Engagement Series
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