Picture courtesy of Center Spade PR

The challenge starts with Migdalia Cruz’s “Macbeth”; first 4 episodes out now!

Solid comprises Armando Riesco, Zabryna Guevara, Chinaza Uche, Flor De Liz Perez, Bernand White, Jordan Barbour, Daniel Jose Molina, Barzin Akhavan, Annie Henk, Peppermint, Manila Luzon, and Monét X-Alternate.


Play On Podcasts – The Siskiyou

Development upon Play On Shakespeare’s challenge to support the working out of Shakespeare’s performs in efficiency, the Play On Podcasts will deliver those undying stories at once to trendy audiences. The Play On Podcasts deliver in combination a workforce of Award-winning sound designers, composers, playwrights, administrators, and performers — with unique song composition and the voices of extremely, proficient artists — to create aural storytelling studies. It’s a Shakespearean audio journey.

In its ongoing effort to raise daring, original voices and to enlighten and encourage audiences searching for fact and human connection, Play On Podcasts function Subsequent Bankruptcy Podcasts’ launching pad into its scripted fictional podcast department, celebrating the myriad tales derived for the degree. Subsequent Bankruptcy Podcasts can be a content material hub for theater-based fiction tailored for the podcast medium. Writers, actors, administrators and sound designers for the degree will sign up for NCP in adapting content material that originated on degree for podcast distribution. So that you could broaden a particular and groundbreaking slate of content material within the fictional style, Subsequent Bankruptcy plans to forge partnerships with established regional theaters and ensembles right through the rustic and world wide.

Underneath the management of Michael Goodfriend (head of NCP’s fictional podcast department and Govt Manufacturer of the Play On Podcasts sequence), NCP started manufacturing in early 2021 for the Play On Podcasts sequence, starting with “Macbeth”, translated via Migdalia Cruz and directed via Eddie Torres. The sequence stars Armando Riesco and Zabryna Guevara as Macbeth and Woman Macbeth, and boasts a forged that incorporates Chinaza Uche as Macduff, Flor de Liz Perez as Woman Macduff, Bernard White as Duncan, Jordan Barbour as Banquo, Daniel Jose Molina as Malcolm, Barzin Akhavan as Ross and Annie Henk as Lennox. As well as, the sequence options 3 drag superstars within the roles of the witches: Peppermint, Manila Luzon and Monet X-Alternate mix to create a trio of unearthly incantations on this vintage story. The manufacturing workforce is led via Michael Goodfriend and Miriam Laube, with further improve from Taylor Bailey, Robert Cappadona and Catherine Eaton. Sound Design is achieved via David Molina and engineered via Daniel Ben-Shimon. Karyn Casl (Telsey Casting) and Ada Karamanyan are casting all Play On Podcasts sequence for NCP.

The Play On “Macbeth” podcast sequence can be adopted via seven extra Play On sequence. Subsequent up is Pericles, translated via Ellen McLaughlin, directed via Lisa Rothe, and starring Keith David, Kathleen Chalfant and Johanna Day. After that, the manufacturing workforce will take on “A Midsummer Evening’s Dream”, translated via Jeff Whitty and directed via Catherine Eaton (forged TBA).          

“The Play On translations can be heightened via the podcast medium and can heighten the medium in go back,” Goodfriend says. “Because of the accessibility and immediacy of the translations, you gained’t need to dig into your dictionary to grasp what’s happening. And due to exceptional audio engineering, design, route and the outstanding voices of our actors, you are going to be dropped into the arena Shakespeare created. It is possible for you to to visualise those stories in no matter atmosphere you’re listening. This extraordinary enterprise offers NCP a possibility to boost the bar for fictional podcasts around the trade. I will be able to’t assume of a higher position for theater artists to experience out the closure of theater venues because of the pandemic than thru digital collaboration in their very own non-public studios, the place Subsequent Bankruptcy Podcasts will document them bringing voices to existence as best theater artists understand how.”

Lue Douthit, Play On Shakespeare’s CEO and Ingenious Director: “The interpretation isn’t to be a paraphrase, neither is it a literal rationalization of what’s happening. The translations don’t seem to be supposed to be replacements of the originals. Our purpose is to be told how the performs paintings and to create performable better half items. They’re new performs in that approach.”

With lead funding from the Hitz Basis, which price range the Play On challenge and has commissioned 8 podcast sequence, NCP will adapt and convey the modernized Shakespearean scripts for multi-part audio displays that includes the skills of odd degree performers, administrators and architects.


The Play On Podcasts sequence, Macbeth, was once translated into fashionable English verse via Migdalia Cruz and directed via Edward Torres. 

Episode scripts have been tailored and produced via Catherine Eaton. 

Sound Design, Combine Engineering and Unique Tune Composition via David Molina. 

Sound Engineer: Daniel Ben-Shimon
Govt Manufacturer: Michael Goodfriend
Senior Manufacturer: Miriam Laube
Managing Manufacturer: Robert Cappadona
Coordinating Manufacturer: Taylor Bailey

Casting via The Telsey Workplace: Karyn Casl, CSA, and Ada Karamanyan.

Armando Riesco as Macbeth
Zabryna Guevara as Woman Macbeth
Chinaza Uche as Macduff
Jordan Barbour as Banquo
Bernard White as Duncan
Daniel Jose Molina as Malcom
Flor de Liz Perez as Woman Macduff
Barzin Akhavan as Ross and The Porter
Annie Henk as Lennox
Elijah Goodfriend as Macduff’s Son

That includes Peppermint, Monét X-Alternate and Manila Luzon as The Witches


Subsequent Bankruptcy Podcasts is a podcast corporate devoted to telling tales with a good have an effect on on our international via raising daring,original voices. It boasts a workforce with many years of revel in in media spanning tv, radio, song and theater. NCP believes storytelling is embedded in our DNA, and the trendy day audio phenomenon is a go back to our primal, instinctual want for human connection. By means of nurturing relationships with artists, leaders, writers and activists, NCP seeks to enlarge its imprint past podcasting via growing variations of content material to encourage generations thru compelling storytelling in various codecs. Presentations produced via Subsequent Bankruptcy come with “Politics Conflict Room” with James Carville, “The five hundred” with Josh Adam Myers, “Tricky Juice” with Caron Butler, and “The Ten Information”, with Bethany Van Delft.


The “Play On!” Challenge originated in 2015 on the Oregon Shakespeare Pageant as a commissioning program referred to as “Play on! 36 Playwrights Translating Shakespeare”. Overseen via then Director of Dramaturgy and Literary Building, Lue Douthit, the challenge’s intention was once to fee thrilling fresh playwrights to inspect the performs of Shakespeare line via line to translate phrases and words within the textual content the place that means has been misplaced because the English language has advanced. Some distance from a paraphrasing workout, the playwrights have been tasked with matching Shakespeare’s linguistic rigor as they approached the textual content – maintaining rhyme, rhythm, metaphor, meter, imagery, symbolism, rhetoric and the original construction that make his performs so undying. The announcement spark off a passionate debate over the language of Shakespeare and the perception of changing his phrases that spilled over into social media and onto the pages of primary newspapers, magazines and journals right through the arena. As of late, having effectively finished all 39 of the firstly commissioned translations, Play On Shakespeare has develop into its personal not-for-profit entity and continues to fee new artists to grapple with the language of Shakespeare.

ABOUT THE HITZ FOUNDATION:The Hitz Basis has tasks in science, the arts, and the atmosphere right through the international. Along with Play On Shakespeare and Play On Podcasts, the basis additionally helps a number of archaeological tasks in northern Guatemala and funded the greatest LiDAR mapping ever undertaken for archaeological analysis to improve those tasks (finding 60,000 new Mayan buildings). The basis price range World Virtual Heritage which captures state of the art 3-D fashions of museum collections and heritage websites and stocks them with the international without charge. The basis additionally helps a number of environmental tasks together with the Maasai Desolate tract Conservation Consider, which protects the ecosystems and biodiversity of East Africa thru conservation efforts that at once receive advantages flora and fauna, wasteland and the native Maasai communities.

Subsequent Bankruptcy Podcasts: Reputable web page / Instagram / Twitter

Play On Shakespeare: Reputable web page / Instagram / Twitter / Fb

For more info, please touch Matt Gross at Center Spade PR, [email protected].

https://manilanews.ph/play-on-podcasts-the-siskiyou/ – Manila Information-Intelligencer

Jonathan Bennett Manila Creativity