From our friends over at REDCAT:
Who are the modern day Macbeths? After her “stunning” and “ingenious” Strindberg adaptation Julia at REDCAT last year, Christiane Jatahy returns to Los Angeles with The Walking Forest. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, she urgently explores the impact of greedy political and economic power systems on citizens of the world.
REDCAT is brilliantly re-configured for the internationally acclaimed project — a powerful multimedia experience mixing film, theater and music with profound emotional and political impact. To the pulse of a live DJ, an intimate audience is surrounded by a multi-projector visual installation, which artfully confronts issues of human rights, greed and corruption in today’s political climate. The event transforms into a live film event, creating a forceful, modernized Macbeth. Breaking down the boundaries between fact and fiction, and between theater and film, Jatahy brings the tragedy of everyday life to the surface with a rare and unforgettable emotional intensity.