Cleopatra is a performance about the making of an icon and a response to Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Captured from the toxic hallucinations of Shakespeare’s characters Charmian, Iras, Alexas and Mardian. Their memories are held delicately on a chain curtain projection surface; this image wavers, doubles, blurs, and breaks as they struggle to piece together the social and political chaos that surrounds Cleopatra.

Performed by|  Laurel Andersen, Sanam Erfani, Saskia Naidoo, Oreine Robinson, Claudia Thiedmann, Will Thomae, and Joe Laureiro

Adapted and directed by| Liz Peterson
Dramaturgs| Alexis Williams and Phoebe Brooks
Producer| Joanna Pisano
Assistant Producer| Abigail Williams-Joseph
Production Stage Manager| Amy Rauchwerger
Assistant Stage Manager| Sam Clarke
Company Manager| Eva Wang
Scenic designers| Josh Barilla, Liz Peterson, and Tavish Miller
Costume design| Rachel Dozier-Ezell
Lighting designer| Betsy Chester
Sound designer| Lucky Bommireddy
Props designer| Josh Barilla
Projection designer| Davine Byon


Shows|
April 7-10, 2022, Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University, New York