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Tonight we drink to Cleopatra and what history, Shakespeare, and scholars are unable to imagine; the supremely feminine. A concert for the divine, for love, and the battles we always lose. Third in a five-part series exploring Shakespeare’s women, black female ambition, and music. Created by Whitney White.
Featuring: Zdenko Martin, Doug Berns, Mary Spencer Knapp, Jeremy Smith, and Dan Rosato
Directed by Taibi Magar and Tyler Dobrowsky
Whitney White is a director, actor, and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the current recipient of the Susan Stroman Directing award and is an Artistic Associate at the Roundabout. Her original concert-play Lover I’ll Bring You Back to Life was part of Ars Nova’s 2016 ANT Fest, and her musical adaption of Macbeth: Macbeth in Stride has been work-shopped at Chautauqua (2016), Trinity Rep (2017), Judson Memorial (2017), and was a part of The Public’s 2019 Under the Radar Festival. She has developed work with: Ars Nova, The Drama League, Roundabout, New York Theatre Workshop, 59E59, The Lark, The Tank, The Movement, Jack, Bard College, NYU Tisch, Juilliard, Princeton, SUNY Purchase, South Oxford, Luna Stage, and more. Whitney is a believer in collaborative theatre-making, and new performance forms. Her musical discipline is rooted in indie-soul and rock. She is passionate about black stories, reconstituting the classics, stories for and about women, bold new plays, and genre-pushing musicals. Past fellowships include: New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship, Ars Nova’s Makers Lab, Colt Coeur, the Drama League, and more. MFA Acting: Brown University/Trinity Rep, BA Political Science and Certificate in Musical Theatre from Northwestern University.
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM