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.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Episode #4: Romeo & Mother Juliet
    Sun, Jun 13
    The MacBeth Project
    Jun 13, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    The MacBeth Project
    Respected elders of their community, Romeo & Juliet find love at first site, in the most unusual place.
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  • Episode #5: King Lear
    Fri, Oct 15
    Carmichael
    Oct 15, 8:00 PM – Nov 14, 9:00 PM
    Carmichael, 5325 Engle Rd # 110, Carmichael, CA 95608, USA
    King Lear divides his kingdom among his three daughters -- Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. The kingdom and family soon collapse into chaos and warfare as Lear goes mad and tragedy strikes.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

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Romeo & Mother Juliet

June 3-13, 2021

“Intensely passionate”

“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:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-macbeth-project-32646121309

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.)

 

What’s Happening

Want to know what we’ve been up to? Stay up to date on all things The MacBeth Project. We’ll keep you informed about our upcoming events and performances, and let you know when we’re featured in the media. Enjoy feature articles on new performances and star performers. Sign up for The MacBeth Project updates today and make sure you don’t miss out on a thing.

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Short Shakespeare Begins

June 20th, 2020

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Artistic Director Lecture Series

Winter 2020

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Community Engagement Series

March 2021

 
 

CONTACT

For information on The MacBeth Project:

POB 276021
Sacramento, CA
95827

(916) 555-5555

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