Comedy of Errors
New York, 2013
Workshop Co-Produced with Accidental Shakespeare Co.
Co-produced with Accidental Shakespeare Co., this workshop kept all the outrageous comedy while examining in depth the issues of immigration and inequality at the story's heart.
Audience members passed through an absurdist immigration line on their way to war-torn Ephesus. A warden spun the "wheel of misfortune" to determine who would be executed as a warning to the new citizens. But when the inmate playing the Duke decides to suspend the sentence, chaos ensues. Each night a company of 10 actors rotated through all roles, genders and classes as determined by chance and audience choice. In the end, the audience chose the play's final moment of law or mercy.