ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

Studio 201 | Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University
Creative Team

By: William Shakespeare

Adapted By: Eleanor Bishop with Chanté Adams

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Director: Eleanor Bishop
Scenic & Costume Design: Lucy Pope

Lighting Design: Andrew Hunt

Projection Design: Kevan Loney

Sound Design: Nicholas Erikson


Photos By: Louis Stein and Keith Truax

" My vision for this piece was to take the misogynoir (race-based misogyny) inherent in Shakespeare's text and use it as a base to explore contemporary representations of black womanhood in America, as well as a critique of 'white feminism'. The adaptation was done by myself, a white feminist and director, with Chanté Adams, a black feminist and performer of Cleopatra. The tension inherent in this collaboration was an important part of the piece itself. Live camera was used to draw attention to the construction of image and the question of 'the gaze'. Also included in the piece were documentary interviews with female performers of color." - Eleanor Bishop