Following a January workshop and 6 April performances at schools and professional venues in Istanbul, the Tempest Ladies return to NYC with their take on the classic Scottish Play. Directed by Lindsay Tanner, this dark tale is told from the perspective of five mysterious witches (Stella Berg, Stacey Bone-Gleason, Laura Borgwardt, Julia Giolzetti, and Holly Hart), who portray more than twenty-five characters--though no one stays in the same role for long: the actors seamlessly change characters from scene to scene.
In Macbeth, the legendary Scottish thane and his powerful wife murder their way to the top, only to later suffer the devastating consequences. More complexity is added to the story by having women portray both genders: wives, warriors, children, and kings. Using instruments, fabric, song, movement, and imagination, the audience is fully immersed and incorporated into the experience.