Trash Macbeth

Lady Macbeth says, “What's done cannot be undone.” But can it be repurposed? Based on Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy, ERA's experimental production Trash Macbeth resuscitates meaning within a climate of destruction, reestablishes the societal norms of America’s most traditional era, and reframes the value of our revered Shakespeare, housewifery, and garbage.

Trash Macbeth is a full-length, theatrical production created by an ensemble of theatre artists with text from Shakespeare's Macbeth, Emily Post's Etiquette, the book of Revelations, Dr. Benjamin Spock's Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, and 1950's era advertisements.

 

We cordially invite you to the Macbeth’s residence for the dinner party of your life!

Collaborators

Performing Artists
 

Maggie Conroy...................Lady Macduff, Witch 2

Mitch Eagles.......................Macbeth, Murderer 3

Carl Overly, Jr.....................Macduff, Murderer 2

Ellie Schwetye....................Emily Post, Witch 1

Nic Tayborn.........................Banquo, Murderer 1

Joe Taylor............................Musician

Rachel Tibbetts………….....Lady Macbeth, Witch 3

Philip Zahnd........................Musician

Production Team

Will Bonfiglio: Dramaturg & Producer

Lucy Cashion: Director, Scenic Design & Producer

Kristin Cassidy: Scenic Design & Installation Artist

Keating: Managing Producer

Erik Kuhn: Lighting Design & Fight Choreographer

Meredith LaBounty: Costume Design

Gabe Taylor: Stage Manager & Assistant Director

Joe Taylor: Composer & Musical Arrangement 

Wilson Webel: Scenic Design & Production Intern

Production History

2018 June 15: Centene Center for the Arts for TCG Annual Conference

2016 April 20-21, April 27-May 1, May 4-7: The Chapel

Press & Recognition

2017 St. Louis Theatre Circle Award - Outstanding Director of a Drama, Lucy Cashion

2017 St. Louis Theatre Circle Award - Outstanding Costume Design, Meredith LaBounty

2017 St. Louis Theatre Circle Award nomination - Outstanding Production of a Drama

2017 St. Louis Theatre Circle Award nomination - Outstanding Set Design

2017 St. Louis Theatre Circle Award nomination - Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama 

Judith Newmark, "A dream of 'Macbeth' plays the Chapel" in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mark Bretz, "One Person's 'Trash Macbeth' Is Another One's Treasure" in Ladue News

Steve Callahan, "ERA's stunning 'Trash Macbeth' plays at the Chapel through May 7" in KDHX

Steve Allen, "Emily Post Advises Macbeth, Brought To You By Dial Soap" in Stage Door St. Louis
 

Melissa Meinzer, "The Grungy Glamor of 'Trash Macbeth'" in St. Louis Magazine

 

Richard Green in Talkin' Broadway

Erin Karll, "'Trash Macbeth': Equally Represented Arts (ERA) hosts a Shakespearian dinner party to die for" in OnStage St. Louis

Michelle Kenyon, "'Trash Macbeth' at ERA Is a Fascinating Re-Imagining" in Snoop's Theatre Thoughts

 

Andrea Torrence in St. Louis Theatre Snob

 

Scott Miller, Lucy Cashion on "Trash Macbeth" on Stage Grok

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