‘Macbeth: A Surround Sound Experiment’ raises $10,000 for The Actors Fund, featured in NY Times, American Theatre, Good Day NY

Rehearsed and recorded in isolation over 24 hours, a cast of fourteen actors breathes new life into Shakespeare’s psychological tale of raw political ambition in an intimate 3D audio experiment designed for in-home listening on a pair of headphones in the dark. The production partnered with HausWitch of Salem, MA and McClure’s of Detroit/Brooklyn.

First rehearsal

Featuring Tamara Tunie, Laila Robins, Derek Wilson, Joel de la Fuente, Robert Cuccioli, Geoffrey Owens, Jacob Cogman, Sean Hudock, Rocío Mendez, Tim Nicolai, Mandy Olsen, Shane Taylor, Patrick Toon, Jeorge Bennett Watson and an immersive soundscape by Will Padilla, Macbeth: A Surround Sound Experiment was adapted and directed by Joseph Discher with production management by Denise Cardarelli and produced by Sean Hudock.

The in-home surround sound audio production was available to stream for a limited time October 30, 31 and November 1, 2020 to benefit The Actors Fund. Over three nights, the production raised $10,000 and was streamed by over 700 listeners around the world.

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