Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Blanka Zizka
January 15, 2019February 9, 2019

Blanka Zizka and the HotHouse Company bring their visceral and contemporary style to Shakespeare's tragic love story, creating a timely exploration of unconditional love attempting to reconcile unforgiveable violence.

[Zizka} is a rigorous director whom actors praise for the expectations she sets and the way she invites them to expand their craft. She’s been at the forefront of the expanding theater scene that, over the decades, has blossomed into a vibrant community.” – Howard Shapiro, WHYY NEWS

 

Romeo and Juliet script adapted by Walter Bilderback, Gracie Martin, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and Blanka Zizka

The Act Two opening song, 'You Burn Me', includes lyrics by Jason Rosenberg and was created for Plant Me Here by Em Arrick

Cast

Krista Apple • Nurse
Taysha Marie Canales • Juliet
Keith J. Conallen • Prince, Apothecary
Suli Holum • Lady Capulet
Justin Jain • Tybalt
Anthony Martinez-Briggs • Mercutio
Steven Rishard • Lord Capulet
Kevin Meehan • Benvolio
Matteo Scammell • Romeo
Lindsay Smiling • Friar Lawrence

Production Team

Blanka Zizka • Director
Matt Saunders • Set Designer
Maria Shaplin • Lighting Designer
Chris Sannino • Sound Designer
Vasilija Zivanic • Costume Designer
Silvana Cardell • Choreographer
Walter Bilderback • Dramaturg
Patreshettarlini Adams • Resident Stage Manager
Clayton Tejada • Production Manager
Gracie Martin • Composer, Music Director, Vocals