I’m here to let you know that I will be joining the Weird Sisters Collective of Austin, Texas (yeehaw!) in their upcoming production of Susan Gayle Todd’s SYCORAX. The Weird Sisters are a rocking group of women who are dedicated to promoting women in the arts. They do so by producing all female productions of both classical and new work.
SYCORAX is a brilliant prequel to Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST and is guaranteed to have you leaving the theatre moved both intellectually and emotionally. I first saw it in 2008 at The University of Texas at Austin in the Cohen New Works Festival, and I was blown away. Naturally, I was thrilled and honored when Susan (Dr. Todd to her students) asked me to come to Austin to play the titular role.
I participated in the first reading of the play tonight with the Weirds via Skype, and then had an amazing discussion afterwards about the issues surrounding race, gender, and sexuality that the show brings up with Margaux, one of the show’s deliciously Weird dramaturgs. Rehearsals for the show officially begin at the end of May and SYCORAX will run the last two weekends of June in Austin, TX. Not to worry! I will let you know the moment I have more information about how you can get your tickets. In the meantime, check out the Weird Sisters Collective’s website. You’ll be glad you did. http://weirdsisterscollective.com/