Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here
Hear from female leaders, all experts in their respective fields, as they discuss Liesl Tommy’s production of Macbeth, its treatment of gender roles, the politics of gender and their own experiences as women in power. See the production then gather at Denson Liquor Bar after the performance to discuss your own thoughts with other guests.
Liesl Tommy’s production of Macbeth casts women as military and political leaders, including Queen Duncan and the Thane of Ross, while reflecting on the treatment of female empowerment and ambition inherent in the text, like the tension between forceful Lady Macbeth and resigned Lady Macduff. “Unsex Me Here” tackles the complex portrayals of and demands upon women in power in Shakespeare’s original text, Tommy’s new production and modern day workplaces.
Panelists include Courtney Beale, Public Diplomacy Advisor, Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Chanel Compton, Executive Director for the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, and Lisa Maatz Vice President of Government Relations at the American Association of University Women.
This event is co-hosted by the Young Professionals Consortium Arts Engagement Council.
Nikkole Salter in Macbeth. Photo by Tony Powell.