n: a group of risk-taking artists working together to tell compelling stories imaginatively by creating, supporting, and producing each others work in readings, workshops, and short run full productions.
vb 1: to kick down closed doors. 2: to blow up glass ceilings.
Julius Caesar at the Theater 54 Features all female cast
Monsterpiece Theater Collective's Julius Caesar interprets Shakespeare's classic with a modern twist
and a nod to contemporary social status and classic Kabuki tradition. As
adapted by director Anthony D. Pound, the all-female cast tackles questions of
honor versus ambition, safety versus freedom, and destiny versus
self-preservation. Using a representational all-girl school setting and finding
inspiration in earliest sense of Kabuki ritual, Monsterpiece sets about to
create an amalgamated world of theatrical storytelling setting few rules and
breaking them all as we back stab our way to the top of Shakespeare’s social
Performances are Thursday, January 17; Friday January 18; and
Saturday, January 19 at 8:00 p.m., with matinee performances Saturday January
19 and Sunday January 20 at 2:00 p.m.All performances are at Theater 54 at 244 W. 54th St., 12th
floor.Tickets are $20.00 and can be
reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cast includes Lauren Friedlander and Jessica Cannizzaro as
Julius and Octavius Caesar. Savannah Frazier as Mark Antony; Sarah Quigley
(Brutus), Kelly Rogers (Cassius), Allyson Capetta (Casca), and Katia Haesuer
(Cimber) as the conspirators; Helyn Messenger and Peregrine Heard as Portia and
Calpurnia; and Gabi VanHorn as Cinna the Poet.
Monsterpiece Theater Collective is a group of risk-taking artists
working together to tell compelling stories imaginatively by creating,
supporting, and producing each other’s work in readings, workshops, and short
run full productions. They specialize in kicking down closed doors and blowing
up glass ceilings.