Macbeth at Fort Point, We Players, 2014

photographs by Jamie Lyons

“tears shall drown the wind”

In October 2013, the dark clouds of the US government shutdown hovered over our production of Macbeth at Fort Point, forcing us to cancel numerous performances and disappoint over 1000 ticket holders. In 2014, We are thrilled to present a remount production of Macbeth where we dive even deeper into the richness of the text, the subtleties of the relationships between characters, and search for further nuance in the language and in our connection with the very stones of the fortress. Multiple performance trajectories wind through the dark stone corridors, narrow passageways, expansive brick casemates, and inner chambers of Fort Point. The Golden Gate Bridge soars overhead, the city skyline flickers – a full sensory immersion into Macbeth’s Scotland as it collides with Civil War era and modern day San Francisco. In collaboration with the National Park Service.

MACBETH by William Shakespeare

Production Credits

Captain of the Diamonds: Jennie Brick
Weyard Sisters: Julie Douglas, Maria Leigh, Caroline Parsons
Duncan/Porter: Steve Boss
Macduff: Dixon Phillips
Malcome: Kevin Singer
Ross: Nathaniel Justiniano
Bloody Captain: Scott Ragle
Macbeth: John Hadden
Banquo: Jack Halton
Lady Macbeth: Ava Roy
Macduff Child & Fleance: Mae Capron & Lila Popell (played alternately)
Murderer 1: Carmen-Maria Mandley
Lady Macduff: Brandice Thompson
Captain of the Crescents: Scott Ragle
Sergeants: Ben Capron, Lauren D. Chavez, Christine Chesko, Greg Estes, Monica Herbert, Jamie Lyons, Lauren Matley, Rebecca Popell, and Ruth Tringham

Directors: John Hadden & Ava Roy
Producers: Lauren D. Chavez & Ava Roy

Costume Designer: Julia Rose Meeks
Lighting Designers: Joe D’Emilio & Joey Postil
Composer & Music Director: Charlie Gurke
Musicians: Brent Elberg (percussion); Aaron Priskorn (trumpet); Charlie Gurke (saxophone); Rick Brown, Jamie Dubberly, & Mara Fox (trombone)
Stage Manager: Briana Dickinson
Master Seamstress: Dana Taylor
Leatherwork: Foremast Jack
Properties & Set Artisan: Rachel Bergquist
Properties Master & Fight Captain: Carmen-Maria Mandley
House & Hospitality Manager: Connor Rowe
Fight Choreographer: Benjamin Stowe
Aesthetic Consultant: Jamie Lyons
Production Assistants: Megan Hillard, Thomas Trono & Jamie Freebury
Photographers: Mark Kitaoka & Tracy Martin
Poster & Postcard Graphic Design: Erin Grant
Program Design: Amy Clare Tasker

……….Location: Fort Point, San Francisco
……….Dates: Spring/Summer, 2014

Articles & Reviews

Juan De Anda, Macabre Masterpiece: Macbeth at Fort Point is Truly an Epic of Shakespearean Proportions, SF Weekly, June 19, 2014.
Charles Kruger, ‘Macbeth at Fort Point’ by We Players, TheatreStorm, June 15, 2014.