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VOODOO MACBETH

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The Film

Before Citizen Kane and The War of the Worlds, leading Broadway actress Rose McClendon and producer John Houseman convince a gifted but untested 20-year-old Orson Welles to direct Shakespeare’s Macbeth with an all-Black cast in Harlem. Reimagined in a Haitian setting, this revolutionary 1936 production, which came to be known as “Voodoo Macbeth,” would change the world forever, but the road to opening night proves to be a difficult one. Orson and Rose – who is to play Lady Macbeth – clash over everything from scene blocking to crew hires, while Houseman contends with a congressman hell-bent on shutting down what he deems “communist propaganda.” Welles and McClendon must overcome political pressure, personal demons, and protests to realize their groundbreaking vision.

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CAST

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Inger Tudor

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as Rose McClendon

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Jewell Wilson Bridges

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as Orson Welles

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Jeremy Tardy

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as Maurice

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June Schreiner

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as Virginia Welles

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Daniel Kuhlman

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as John Houseman

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Wrekless Watson

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as Cuba Johnson

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Ashli Haynes

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as Edna Thomas

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Gary McDonald

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as Jack Carter

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Hunter Bodine

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as Martin Dies

 
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CREW
WRITERS

Agazi Desta

Jennifer Frazin

Morgan Milender

Molly Miller

Amri Rigby

Joel David Santner

Erica Sutherlin

Chris Tarricone

DIRECTORS

Dagmawi Abebe

Victor Alonso-Berbel

Roy Arwas

Hannah Bang

Christopher Beaton

Agazi Desta

Tiffany Kontoyiannis-Guillen

Zoë Alyce Salnave

Ernesto M. Sandoval

Sabina Vajrača

PRODUCERS

Miles Alva, Jason Phillips, Xiaoyuan Xiao

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Tracy 'Twinkie' Byrd, Jenna Cavelle

COMPOSER

Jongnic Bontemps

CINEMATOGRAPHER
COSTUME DESIGNER
PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Bash Achkar

Maren H. Jensen

Naomi Wolff Lachter

SOUND DESIGNER
EDITOR
MAKEUP & HAIR

Audrey Gu

Takashi Uchida

Kay Cunningham