Throne of Blood


About the Production

Throne of Blood is the first stage adaptation of legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 film, which was a landmark adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth fusing elements of Noh Theater. 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 Team And Cast

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Ping Chong

Lighting Design

Darren McCroom

Sound Design

Todd Barton

Set Designer

Christopher Acebo

Costume Designer

Stefani Mar

Video and Projection Design

Maya Ciarrocchi


Lue Morgan Douthit and Gina Pisasale

Stage Manager

Amy Miranda Warner

Voice and Text Director

Sara Phillips

Movement and Fight Director

John Sipes


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

Performance History


Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR (July 2010)


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


Falstaff Award (2010) for Best Adaptation to Ping Chong

Falstaff Award (2010) for Best Scenic Design to Christopher Acebo

Falstaff Award (2010) Best Lighting Design to Darren McCroom


The Oregon Shakespeare Festival