In einer Zeit, in der die Bevölkerung um Ressourcen kämpft, nehmen es zwei Menschen auf sich, nach der Macht zu greifen. Diese Aktion basiert auf dem halbwegs wahren Geschwafel von Hexen und der ihnen gebotenen Chance. Eine schicksalhafte Entscheidung führt sie zu einer Reihe von Fehlentscheidungen und bringt ihre gesamte Gemeinschaft an den Rand der Zerstörung. Wie und warum wir die Chancen und die Auswirkungen dieser Entscheidungen nutzen, ist ein ständiges Thema während dieser eindringlichen Tragödie. Im Promenadenstil aus Shakespeares Originaltext wird das Publikum durch den Frankfurter Botanischen Garten reisen und die Kämpfe einer von Tyrannei gebeutelten Gemeinschaft beobachten. Hier in Frankfurt sind wir relativ sicher vor Krieg, wirtschaftlichen Auseinandersetzungen oder gar Verfolgung. Dennoch sind wir in unserer global vernetzten Welt immer noch davon betroffen – und wir haben auch die Verantwortung, etwas dagegen zu unternehmen. Das Stück Macbeth zeigt, wie die Ambitionen und die Tyrannei eines Menschens alles zerstören kann.
Mit Michael Kinzer als Macbeth, Varvara Pomoni als Lady Macbeth, unterstützt von einem Ensemble internationaler Schauspieler und origineller Kampfchoreographie von Mathias Kunzler.
VARVARA POMONI – Lady Macbeth Varvara comes from Athens, Greece. Her training includes improvisation and Meisner Technique classes at TLS, acting and voice courses at The LOFT and workshops at Rose Bruford and RADA in the UK. She has performed in FEST’s productions of Our Country’s Good and And Then There Were None. She directed the original play TCC-416 for The LOFT, where she also is an ensemble member of the silent clown piece WHERE. With Shakespeare Frankfurt, she has played in Twelfth Night (Maria), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hippolyta/Fairies), An Enemy of the People (Aslaksen) and Othello (Emilia). ©Foto-Daniel_Dornhoefer
MICHAEL KINZER – Macbeth Michael has been acting since he was a child, both on stage and in front of the camera. During his film studies in Mainz he starred in several low-budget short and feature films, some of which were awarded at international film festivals. With the touring Zettels Theater company he appeared in German Shakespeare productions, including Richard III where he played the title role. Macbeth is his fifth production with Shakespeare Frankfurt: he played Ariel in The Tempest, Sebastian in Twelfth Night and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dr. Stockmann in Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. His other acting credits include: Yvan in Yasmina Reza’s Art, Garcin in Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, and Martin Heckmanns’ one-person play Finnisch, for which he received the Best Actor award at the Freispiel theatre festival in Freiburg.
PJ ESCOBIO – Director/Banquo PJ is currently the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Frankfurt, for whom he has directed Shakespeare in the Garden: Hortus Inclusus and A Midsummer Night’s Dream plus stage productions of The Tempest, Othello, Twelfth Night, and An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen. Some of his favorite performing credits include: Agamemnon in The Orestia, Karna in Leaves of the Great Bharata, Kreon in Antigone, Father Matteo in Zorro, The Nurse from Romeo and Juliet, Falstaff from Henry IV pt.1, Edmund from King Lear, Archer in The Beaux Stratagem, Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri-KC.
JIM PHETTERPLACE JR – Macduff In the last three years Jim has directed for FEST e.V. – Our Country’s Good and Loot and for the English Theatre Frankfurt Cinderella, appeared on the FEST stage, including William’s The Two-Character Play as Felice, in two short german films Fremdkörperkredit and Nimmerlandsverräter, performed a public reading of selected Shakespeare works for the choir Ars Antiqua, and appeared in multiple roles in Lost Highway for Oper Frankfurt. Macbeth marks his fourth appearance with Shakespeare Frankfurt, after playing The King and Stefano in The Tempest, Orsino in Twelfth Night and in the current season, Rodorigo in Othello.
ESA HOLSTEIN – M. Macduff Esa comes from Finland. In Frankfurt he took up improvisational theatre workshops at the Theatre Language Studio (TLS) where he was also involved in projects such as Play in a Day, the Staged Reading Series and a course on the Meisner Technique. He has also had voice/performance coaching with Stage & Voice Frankfurt. Esa has played in productions at the IkB Frankfurt and the Bockenheimer Theaterensemble, and most recently in the German production of Flemming – An American Thriller at the Volksbühne Bad Homburg. This season he premiered with Shakespeare Frankfurt in An Enemy of the People in the role of Billing.
TRACEY GREY – Producer; King Duncan, Mentieth At an early age Tracey trained at the Guildford School of Acting and has gathered a wealth of experience in theatre, film and voice performance. She works in Frankfurt as a theatre/voice coach and voice artist and most recently she relaunched her cabaret show All Woman. In 2015 she established Shakespeare Frankfurt together with PJ Escobio and in 2017 played the role of Malvolio in Twelfth Night. www.traceygrey.com Foto: Jenny Mayfield
JACQUELINE TEEGARDEN – Malcolm Jacqueline has a degree in theatre from the University of Minnesota, Mankato. She loves working in the garden where she can combine her love of theatre and nature. An experienced actress in many areas of performance and production, for Shakespeare Frankfurt she has played a range of roles in The Tempest, Twelfth Night and last summer as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jacqueline is excited to be performing in Macbeth with such wonderful people! Photo credit: Leanne Maksin
SARA JONES – Witch Sara has been seen seen on the Shakespeare Frankfurt stage for a few years now. In 2016 she first played Antonia in a production of The Tempest, then Olivia in Twelfth Night. In 2017 Titania/Egea in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mayor Stockman in Ibsens‘ An Enemy of the People and Desdamona in our ongoing production of Othello. Favourite previous roles include Louise in Rocket Man, Patti Levaco in Kimberly Akimbo, Theresa in Circle Mirror Transformation, Ophelia in Hamlet, Veronica Novak in God of Carnage, Ann Deever in All My Sons and Annelle in Steel Magnolias.
KLARA WEBER – Witch/Donaldbain Klara fell in love with theatre and the performing arts when her school cooperated with the Staatstheater Mainz giving the opportunity to be a part of an opera for children. She started taking classical singing lessons at the Peter Cornelius Conservatorium in Mainz and entered the “Jugendclub” at the Schauspielschule in Mainz. In 2018 she took a contemporary scenes study course with Stage & Voice Frankfurt and she also played the part of Liesl, in a production of The Sound of Musicat the Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden. Shakespeare in the Garden: Macbeth is her first production with the Shakespeare Frankfurt ensemble.
EMMA TEITGE – Witch Emma is a Frankfurt native and has been acting, singing and dancing at the musical theatre school, Stagecoach, for over 13 years. She was in the production of Je t’aime, Je t’aime at Schauspiel Frankfurt in 2014 and recently also part of international Stagecoach musical productions such as Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Little Shop of Horrors and Footloose in London, England. She first appeared with Shakespeare Frankfurt in this season’s production of Ibsens‘ An Enemy of the People.
PAUL COWLAN – Seyton Paul became a professional singer-songwriter in 1975. Now, with nine music albums, three poetry collections, eleven alchemy booklets, and assorted literary prizes to his credit, he has also been active in the Poetry and Song Slam scenes, representing Frankfurt nationally in 2009 & 2010. For over half his life he has been ‚onstage‘, either performing, lecturing or conducting courses worldwide. This is his seventh production for Shakespeare Frankfurt, having been researcher and performer in: Hortus Inclusus; Prospero The Tempest; Sir Toby Belch Twelfth Night; Morten Kiil in Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People; Oberon and Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream (for which he also composed the music); and recently Iago, in Othello. www.paulcowlan.co.uk
ANNA JANE ROGERS – Rosse Anna’s interest in theatre started as a child, taking acting lessons and participating in various drama competitions, later passing exams of the Poetry Society and LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). Over the past 17 years she has also worked as a voiceover artist and developed an interest in directing and writing. Her plays have been performed in Europe and the USA. She has performed in London, Frankfurt and other European locations, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This is her second play with Shakespeare Frankfurt having played the role of Hovstadt in this season’s Ibsen, An Enemy of the People.
CHRISTOPHER MORAHAN – Doctor Angus Lennox Having moved to Frankfurt from Dublin in 2017, he jumped into his first Shakespeare Frankfurt season in autumn 2018 appearing as Mr Vic in Ibsens‘ An Enemy of the People, then as Cassio in our ongoing production of Othello. Christopher’s previous involvement in theatre was as an actor and writer at University College Dublin. His previous acting credits include Hamlet, Julius Caesar and An Ideal Husband. Christopher is half Irish/ half Dutch.
MATHIAS FELDHAUS-POSADA – Murderer Matthias rediscovered his passion for the performing arts after high school while working at a holiday resort. There he was invited to perform on stage playing the role of ‘Scar’ in The Lion King and was an ensemble member in Grease. Soon after returning to Germany, Matthias was cast for a main role in the low-budget feature film Die Gewissensfrage and recently appeared onstage with the FEST e.V production of An Inspector Calls as ‘Eric Birling’. Matthias aims to pursue a professional acting career and is currently auditioning for drama schools across Europe. Macbeth is Matthias‘ first appearance with Shakespeare Frankfurt.
LEANNE MAKSIN – Stage Manager Originally hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Leanne has been working as a voice actor since 2015, training at Stairway Academia in Madrid, Spain. As an actress in our ongoing production of Othello, Leanne has taken a production role in the garden. You may also have “heard” her as the voice of TCC-416 in the original play by the same name performed as a part of The Loft Originals project in February 2018.
VERA MARK – Assistent Director/FOH manager A Taunus native, Vera has participated in numerous productions of the Frankfurt English Speaking Theatre, acting, crewing and directing. In 2016, Vera joined Shakespeare Frankfurt as Adrian in The Tempest and in 2018 served as the unscripted behind-the-scenes fairy in the Garden production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a mobster in An Enemy of the People in November. Off stage, Vera makes up her own stories; one of her short stories was just published in the SciFi anthology ‘The Singularity’, she is currently directing a short film and has another one in pre-production for shooting in April 2019.