Ping Chong

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Throne of Blood, 2010

ABOUT

Throne of Blood is the first stage adaptation of legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s landmark 1957 film, which is itself an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The production combines visual and aural elements from the film with ritualistic pageantry, elaborate sound score, grand sets and costumes evoking the visceral power of Kurosawa’s masterpiece for contemporary audiences.

PRODUCTION

Adapted and directed by: Ping Chong
Lighting Designer: Darren McCroom
Composer & Sound Design: Todd Barton
Scenic Designer: Christopher Acebo
Costume Design: Stefani Mar
Video and Projection Design: Maya Ciarrocchi
Dramaturgs: Lue Morgan Douthit, Gina Pisasale
Stage Manager: Amy Miranda Warner
Voice & Text Director: Sara Phillips
Movement & Fight Director: John Sipes

CAST

Kevin Kenerly, Ako, Danforth Comins, Jonathan Haugen, JaMario Stills, Richard Howard, Michael Winters, Cristofer Jean, Gregory Linington

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Premiere:
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR (July 2010)

Tour:
Brooklyn Academy of Music New Wave Festival, Brooklyn, NY (November 2010)

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PRESS

Theater Review: Throne of Blood, Epoch Times, Nov. 16, 2010
Man Who Conquered...Throne of Blood, LMagazine, Nov. 9 2010
Throne of Blood, Backstage, Nov. 12, 2010
The Macbeths in the Prism of Noh, Brooklyn Rail, Nov. 5, 2010
Throne of Blood, Theater Mania, Nov. 10, 2010

MULTIMEDIA

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Video Clips:
Director Ping Chong Introduces "Throne of Blood," Youtube, Sep. 3, 2009
Throne of Blood, Youtube, Aug 2. 2010 Throne of Blood Oregon Shakespeare, Youtube, Jul 30. 2010
The Costumes of "Throne of Blood,"Youtube, Jul 30. 2010

PRODUCING PARTNERS

Commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

FUNDERS

Deedee and Burt McMurtry, National Endowment for the Arts, American Express, Charloette Lin and Robert P. Porter, Michael and Leslie Schroeder, The Kinsman Foundation