The accursed spirit of Lady Macbeth invites the audience to experience her nightmare of stifled ambition, unfulfilled desire, and ultimate loss. Telling the story solely through her perspective, this production uses Japanese Butoh dance, movement and various texts to put you inside the mind and body of one of Shakespeare’s most famous villains.
This is a part of WOMENVOICES Project. Telling a story from a perspective of the well-known women characters in Theater.
The second solo performance production from a multi-award winning physical theatre group, Ren Gyo Soh. The first work, Butoh Medea has won 6 awards, received 3 nominations and 1 special prize since 2014. It has been touring nationally internationally. Hide Your Fires premiered in 2017 at United Solo NYC and has also received 4 awards: Best Physical Theatre, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design. This year, we renamed the show as Hide Your Fires: Butoh Lady Macbeth!
Choreography, Concept and Performed by Yokko
Directed by Brian Rhinehart
Text by Sean Michael Welch & W. Shakespeare
Costumed Design by Deepshikha Chatterjee
Sound Design by Jorge Olivo with RGS
Lighting Design Consultant by Derek Van Heel
Movement Consultant by Jordan Rosin
Hide Your Fires has been developed with Pan Asian Rep’s Acting & Writing Lab with Ernest Abuba (2015), CollabFest at Triskelion Arts (2016) and NU Works Festival with Pan Asian Rep (2017 ). It premiered at United Solo at Theatre Row in NYC in 2017.