Village East: Q&As Friday 10/21 and Saturday 10/22 following the 7pm shows with actors Inger Tuder and Jewell Wilson Bridges
1936 Harlem is a neighborhood battered by economic strife and hardship. With FDR’s New Deal providing funding for the Federal Theatre Project’s Negro Unit, director Rose McClendon convinces co-director John Houseman to help her bring Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” to the Harlem community at the Lafayette Theater — with an all-Black cast. They choose for their groundbreaking production a gifted but untested 21-year-old director by the name of Orson Welles, whose reimagined Haitian vision for the Scottish play is as daring and fresh as the cast and crew themselves.
Dagmawi Abebe, Victor Alonso-Berbel, Roy Arwas, Hannah Bang, Christopher Beaton, Agazi Desta,Tiffany K Guillen, Zoe Salnave, Ernesto Sandoval, Sabina Vajraca
Agazi Desta, Jennifer Frazin, Morgan Milender, Molly Miller, Amri Rigby, Joel David Santner, Erica C Sutherlin, Chris Tarricone
Inger Tudor, Jewell Wilson Bridges, Jeremy Tardy