Step onto the blasted heath of war-torn Scotland and witness the private deeds of three Weird Sisters, caught between the bloody business of Macbeth’s tragedy and their own destructive sibling rivalry. In an innovative form of storytelling, WEIRD opens up vertical space as the Witches climb, twist and move through the air, harnessing wild elements and conjuring the haunting forces that will lead Macbeth to his end.
Based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, WEIRD blends an original script with circus arts, performance combat, and original music.
Ontario Contact 2018 Showcase
Best of Venue 2018 Hamilton Fringe
Cutting Edge Award 2016 Toronto Fringe
Best of Fest 2015 Ottawa Fringe
Best Production Capital Critics’ Circle (Nom.)
CAST & CREATIVE
Written and Directed by Phillip Psutka
Co-Creator: Lindsay Bellaire
Fight Director: Phillip Psutka
Aerial Choreography: Lindsay Bellaire, Emily Hughes
Composer: Rachel C Leger
Costume Designer: Lisa MaGill
Stage Manager: Lisa Sciannella
Lighting Designer: Lisa Sciannella
Cast: Lindsay Bellaire, Lauren Fields, Emily Hughes
THIS SHOW IS AVAILABLE FOR 2019/2020 BOOKINGS!
WEIRD is a 55-minute action packed show that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, delighted by the aerial work and drawn in by the nuances of the sister’s relationships and story. For people who don’t typically attend classical theatre productions, this show offers a great way to experience a bit of Shakespeare in a totally fresh way. Audiences do not need an understanding of Macbeth to follow and enjoy the story. In fact, they often leave the theatre inspired to learn more about this “Macbeth” guy.
Scroll down for a list of previous venues and festivals where WEIRD has been presented. Due to the portability of our free-standing aerial rig, we do not require rigging at the venue.
Contact us to start a conversation about how we can bring WEIRD to your venue or festival!
WEIRD has been performed for audiences of all ages at theatres and festivals across Ontario since 2015. Past venues include:
Toronto Fringe Festival
SpringWorks Indie Theatre Festival (Stratford)
Algonquin Theatre (Huntsville)
Glendale Secondary School (Hamilton)
Ottawa Fringe Festival
SpringWorks Indie Theatre Festival
The Gladstone Theatre (Ottawa)
Gravenhurst Opera House
Ontario Contact Showcase
Hamilton Fringe Festival