The Hidden Room Theatre beckons you inside the twisted world of John Webster, and his true crime tale THE DUCHESS OF MALFI.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
This production has been generously funded by The Creative Fund Q Rental Subsidy Grant Program. The Creative Fund provides much needed support to local performing artists, enabling them to further their creative endeavors.
This production is a collaboration with our friends and colleagues at Present Company, a female-run theatre collective that produces accessible art.
Our tour to London is made possible by the generosity of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, whose diverse program of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity, and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for all.
Starring: Liz Beckham, Brock England, Judd Farris, Valoneecia Tolbert, Robert Matney, Todd Kassens, Ronan Melomo, Amber Quick, Jill Swanson, Kenah Benefield, Rommel Sulit, Nathan Jerkins, Ryan Crowder, Sadie Schaeffer
Director: Beth Burns
Stage Manager: Rachel Steed
Costume Design: Jenny McNee
Asst Costume Design: Liz Schneider
Music Director: Howard Burkett
Dance Choreography: Kelly Hasandras
Fight Choreography: Toby Minor
Prop Master: Marco Noyola
Master of Art: Jennymarie Jemison
Stellar… lush… Brings to brilliant life an aspect of theatrical art long gone"-Lynn Beaver, BroadwayWorld
Hidden Room’s Duchess of Malfi is a time machine to ask vital questions for today’s audiences using a classic text"-Andrew Friedenthal, Austin American Statesman
Strikes a delightful balance between historical authenticity and genuine emotion"-Trey Gutierrez, Austin Chronicle
Performers of scope and brilliance…that study the craft’s ancient texts and recreate performance styles you’re unlikely to find elsewhere"-Michael Meigs, CTX Live Theatre
Hidden Room has scored another spectacular success"-Dr Glen Robinson, CTX Live Theatre
Tense…agile…a high-water mark in Hidden Room’s ongoing exploration of period practices"-James Loehlin, Reviewing Shakespeare