UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 19 FEBRUARY
Digital Shakespearean production ‘Macbeth Projeto #6’, featuring RBC Vice-Principal – Head of Acting Professor Stephen Simms as the lead, has been nominated for two awards at the first annual Young-Howze Theatre Awardsin the USA. The award winners will be announced at 8pm (EST) on 21 February (1am (GMT) on 22 February).
The live Zoom performance of this Shakespearean classic was created in collaboration between the Centre for Interdisciplinary Performative Arts (CIPA) at RBC and Brazilian experimental theatre company Os Satyors. The digital production was directed by Professor of Performing Arts Aleksandar Dundjerovic and Os Satyors Artistic Director Rodolfo Vazquez.
Macbeth Projeto #6 has been nominated in the categories of Worldwide Award for Collaborative Work of the Year and “Billy Bard” For Digital Shakespeare Production of the Year.
Professor Simms said: “It is so exciting to think that work we created in lockdown, when we were stuck in our own homes, has been seen across the globe – and that the work has been recognised by these nominations is a wonderful bonus. Working on this project with Os Satyros in Brazil is one of my career highlights as a performer.”
Professor Dundjerovic added: “This is an amazing example of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media’s approach to research-informed teaching and developing new and innovative online performance pedagogy as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions to live theatre. Lockdown has provided us with the opportunity to create a new way of working together with our Brazilian partner.”