Our goal was to recover for a contemporary audience the rich set of resonances between a medieval play, a painting, a place, and a devotional text.
STRANGERS & OTHER ANGELS
Actors in white linens shower the crowd with tiny flower petals. This night’s itinerant theatre performance has transformed into a banquet in which actors and audience are no longer separated, the barriers gone. On these ancient stones is laid out a banquet of laughter, food and wine, and all are invited.
SHYLOCK RETURNS TO THE GHETTO
I went a different direction: opening up the character to five actors of different age, size, race, gender. True, a five-actor Shylock would demand more of its audience: my hope was that the audience would find itself in Shylock.