A band of players break into a theater and perform Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the spirit of devised theater, with no attempt to hide artifice or imperfection from the audience. All the actors will, in addition to their other roles, play Romeo or Juliet--alternating, shadowing, and exploding simultaneously across the stage into seven straight, gay and mixed-race pairings, doomed by a society stubborn enough to sacrifice the future for the past, love for hate and hope for fear. These photos show the evolution of the show from first read through to final dress rehearsal.

Romeo and Juliet
Fall 2012