The Tempest by William Shakespeare
In this modernist adaptation of Shakespeare's swan song, six actors play all the characters, with two more actors playing koken spirits. The production celebrated the concept of the magic of words.
Scenic design by Jayme Mellema
Costume design by Heather Brown
Lighting Design by David Leugs
Prospero watches from above. He begins the storm with his staff.
In this production, the storm emerges from Miranda's skirt and becomes Ariel's wings. And then, within seconds, the silk disappears under the stage. It was stunning.
He holds power over the island. In this production played by Michael Page.
Her dress becomes her wings.
Prospero gazes down at his creation.
The isle's native enjoys playing games.
Frozen in time by Ariel
In this production there were three traps doors on an alley stage. The actors basically lived under the stage during the show and entered on either end or through the traps.
The gods come down in a masque pageant for the wedding of Miranda and Ferdinand.