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Dear reader,

I can hardly contain my excitement about this week’s post. A week ago today, the CityShakes crew entered our MACBETH rehearsal and performance space for the first time. When cast member, Jose Espinosa, walked through the front door of 1454 Lincoln Blvd. last Thursday, he dropped his jaw and his bag all at once, threw me over his shoulder and took me for a gut-twisting spin around the room. Well, I still feel like I’m flying. I don’t even really know how we managed to stumble upon such an appropriate space for this play, and such an incredible opportunity to fill it.

the rear warehouse space at 1454 Lincoln Blvd.

A taste of the 2500 sq. ft., rear warehouse space at 1454 Lincoln Blvd. (between Santa Monica Blvd. and Broadway in Santa Monica, CA)

The MACBETH ensemble has been working hard to fill this spacious, flexible, raw space – with our energy, our stuff, and our interpretation of Shakespeare’s play. So far, Colin helped us clean, cleanse, and infuse it with our energy. Each cast member shared an essence piece. Jose and Mary Ellen led us through some Suzuki exercises. We’ve done Viewpoints, lots of textwork, and brainstormed ideas for our publicity photo shoot. The caliber of collaboration our team has been able to achieve in just a week in this place is more exhilarating than words can capture, and I simply can’t wait to get back in there tonight for another round of risk-taking and discovery.

The ensemble doing some textwork in the 5000 sq. ft. front showroom space

The ensemble doing some textwork in the 5000 sq. ft. front showroom space

We are so grateful to be able to call 1454 Lincoln Blvd. our own for rehearsals and performances, from now through the end of November. We do hope you’ll join us for the show – tickets are now on sale! – you can get them here.

See you soon,

Brooke

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One Comment

  1. Thank you for the invitation. I’ll be sure to be there.


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