by William Shakespeare
adapted by Maya Danks
directed by Linetta Alexander Islam
co-produced with Rebirth Ink
featuring the talents of Guinevere Casper, King Hang, Ken Miller, and Brielle Richmond
with production design by Alan Piotrowicz
This adaptation focuses on the thin line between health and madness. Four actors work together to tell this classic story as a new Halloween tale.
October 28th, 2021 @ 7:00pm
October 29th and 30th, 2021 @ 7:00pm & 10:00pm
October 31st, 2021 @ 5:00pm
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Guinevere Casper (Lady Macbeth/Soldier/1st Witch)
Guinevere Casper is thrilled to be making her Sunstone Studios debut. Guinevere received her training at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and is an alumni of the Open Jar Institute in New York. Currently, she is a touring company member of Kohls Wild Theater with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. Favorite past credits include Cassius in JULIUS CAESAR, Paulette in LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL, Henrietta in SILENT SKY, and Mary Jane in MARY JANE. Guinevere is also co-artistic director of Main Street Theatre Collective and co-hosts a podcast called Tea & Squee.
Ken Miller (Macbeth)
Ken Miller was last seen in Mad Rogues' Othello. He received his MFA from NIU and BFA from Millikin University. He has worked previously with Door Shakespeare, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Muse of Fire, and Oak Park Festival Theatre. He is a company member with Stone Soup Shakespeare.
King Hang (Banquo/Lady Macduff/2nd Witch)
King is excited to be making his debut at Sunstone Studios. A recent graduate of the UW-Parkside, King's most recent show credits in Milwaukee include A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Lovers' Tale (Demetrius) with Optimist Theatre, and The Year Without a Summer (The Captain) with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. King hopes you enjoy this production and all of its wonderful people.
Brielle Richmond (Macduff/Murderer/3rd Witch)
Brielle Richmond, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, is excited to make her Sunstone Studio debut as Macduff and cannot wait to see it come to life. As an esteemed actor and performer, she is thrilled to continue to learn, cultivate, and perfect her craft by broadening her experiences. Brielle has worked with several production companies and theatre’s that include Black Arts MKE, Lights! Camera! Soul!, Marquette Theatre, Northern Sky Theatre as well as Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. She is elated to be given the opportunity to play Macduff in her first Shakespeare play under the direction of Linetta. She is excited to continue to grow in her artistry, share her gifts with the world, and make her mark. She would like to give a special thanks to Linetta Alexander Islam and Amber Regan for being given this opportunity and to all who have supported her throughout the years: her family, friends, and most importantly, God. Without God, none of this would be possible! She hopes you all enjoy what she brings to the character and enjoy the show. Thank you so much for coming! This is only the beginning! Philippians 4:13. www.briellerichmond.com @brielleester
Maya Danks (Adaptation)
Maya Danks studied Theatre Arts at the University of Minnesota, and has been working professionally at various Milwaukee theatres ever since. Some of Maya's recent credits include Voices Found Repertory's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (actor/music director) - Optimist Theatre's PERICLES (actor) - The Constructivist's THE NETHER (actor) - and Voices Found Repertory's HENRY V (assistant director/script adapter/text coach.) Maya would like to thank Amber Regan for welcoming her into the Sunstone community, and for giving her the opportunity to bring this spooky story to you all.
Linetta Alexander Islam (Director)
Linetta Davis is a playwright, actor and educator based in Milwaukee. Her first play, A Black Woman’s Burden: Her Journey from Pain to Freedom, is a choreopoem which presents four archetypes of modern day women who struggle with their relationships and self-worth while seeking restoration and renewal from childhood sexual abuse. The Shepherd Express compared Linetta’s work to that of Ntozake Shange’s, stating, “The slam-style mid-to-late ‘90’s spoken word style of Ntozake Shange’s stage drama is mirrored in the work of Milwaukee playwright/poet Linetta Davis.” Spanning genres, Davis has also written a romantic comedy, I Used to Love Him (2012), and a tragedy, The End of Hope (2013), as well as a memoir, Honey and Vinegar (2010), chronicling her cathartic writing experience as she grieved the death of her father. Davis is also director and founder of Rebirth Ink LLC, a firm specializing in publication, consulting, and productions. Linetta has sat as a guest panelist for Truth to Reconciling: “The Hidden Impact of Segregation”. Marquette University, was a featured speaker, SWAN Day MKE: “Women & Nature”. Urban Ecology Center and Guest Panelist, 80th Anniversary of “Their Eyes Were Watching God”. She has created and implemented community events to promote family literacy, Co-founded the Milwaukee Chapter of S.I.M.S.A., a rites of passage program for African American Girls, a member of The Table: A 1st Century style community in the 21st century, and most recently, directed and produced a virtual excerpt reading of her play, “The End of Hope”, a tragedy that confronts childhood abuse, domestic violence, and the need for trauma informed care.
Alan Piotrowicz (Production Designer)
Alan Piotrowicz makes his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he has designed for several companies including All In Productions, Cooperative Performance, Danceworks, Falls Patio Players, First Stage Children’s Theatre, In Tandem Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Theatre Gigante, Theater RED, and Windfall Theatre. He’s also designed for TITAN Theatre Company in New York City, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, MI, and Ivoryton Playhouse and Brief Cameo Productions in Ivoryton, CT. He sits on the board of both Cooperative Performance and Brief Cameo Productions. He received his training at UW-Madison and The Santa Fe Opera. www.alanpiotrowicz.com
Pamela Childs (Costume Designer)
Christopher Elst (Fight Choreographer)
Njeri Njoroge (Stage Manager)
Njeri has lived in the Milwaukee are her whole life. She was drawn into theater by the community and opportunity to express herself as an artist. having spent the last three years participating in her schools stage crew program, she is grateful to have the opportunity to work in a professional production
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Christopher Elst for fight choreography, use of weapons, and mentoring King Hang in our fight safety