The Laboratory Theater of Florida will present a SoDis (socially distant) virtual staged reading of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, featuring an international cast on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 pm.
With theaters around the world dark to help curb the spread of the global pandemic, artists are anxious to get back to performing. While the loss of at least three months of income is daunting, the loss of availability to their craft is devastating. To fill this need, the SoDis (socially-distant) Theater Project was born.
On April 14 at 7 p.m., the theater will offer a version of Macbeth that is bigger, bolder, and more ambitious than ever. This virtual staged reading features a cast of Shakespearean-trained actors from Australia, South Korea, Netherlands, London, plus U.S. actors from NYC, Puerto Rico, Florida, Maryland, and Michigan.
Producing artistic director is Annette Trossbach, director is John McKerrow and production manager is Margaret Cooley.
The cast includes Patrick Ashton, Andrew Cullimore, Brandon Somers, Christopher Sutton, Tamara Flanagan, Kylie Campbell, Lauren Redeker Miller, Dan Hernandez, Chris Cooper, Adam T Perkins, Neece McCoy, Nykkie Rizley, Adam Desforges, Jon Curry, Mary Anne McKerrow, Maximus Bogert, Derek Lively, Syd Brisbane, Polly Sands, Madeleine Curry, Eren Sisk, Luoise Wigglesworth, Seth Hart and Olivia Curry.
The logistics of scheduling such a task are fairly herculean, dealing with international time-zones, balky internet bandwidth, and unfamiliar technology. These actors have embraced this project with enthusiasm. The cast includes actors that have performed on television, in movies, on Broadway, West End (London), and more.
The performance is free, but the theater is gratefully accepting donations on their website www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.