“And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.”
act 5, scene 5
Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare’s masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to plunge their lives into madness.
Liesl Tommy’s projects include Eclipsed by Danai Gurira (starring Lupita Nyong’o and nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction), Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Signature Theatre New York, Obie Award for Best New Play), Ruined by Lynn Nottage (at the Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse), and the world premiere of Party People by Universes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
MACBETH visited WTOP to discuss the classic tale’s bloody ambition.
MACBETH Production Photos
On Tap Magazine: Why do they fight?
The NEA interviewed director Liesl Tommy
Great Day Washington went behind the scenes of MACBETH
Nikkole Salter visited the Kojo Nnamdi Show
‘A Quick 5’ with Nikkole Salter and MD Theatre Guide
ASIDES Magazine for MACBETH
The “Scottish” Play
Macbeth’s “Strange Garments”
The Meanings of MACBETH
A Note from the Director
MACBETH: Through the Eyes of Teen Critics
Liesl Tommy, Interviewed
First look at MACBETH
Meet the Macbeths
HuffPo profiles Liesl Tommy
Watch the MACBETH teaser video
Set MACBETH in motion
Michael Kahn talks MACBETH