Sealaska presents Tlingit Macbeth

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(Tickets available at the door unless otherwise noted.)

  • Sealaska presents Tlingit Macbeth Fri, June 21 7:00pm9:00pm

    Two decades ago, and nearly 400 years after scholars believe it was first performed before an audience, Perseverance Theater collaborated with Tlingit elder, Johnny Marks, to translate Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play” into the Tlingit language. Conceived and directed by Anita Maynard-Losh, this version turns the famous play on its head and brings in many aspects of traditional Tlingit culture. The play was enormously successful and reached far beyond Juneau. In 2007, the production was brought to the Rasmuson Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). During that residency, Sealaska Corporation gained the rights to film the play in its entirety with the intention of creating a DVD version to share with the public. Unfortunately, the footage was never edited to create a DVD of the play. Last year, SHI and Sealaska Corporation received support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to edit the over 20 hours of raw footage across four cameras into a 2 hour and change feature film. This project celebrates and shares the unique contributions made by members of the Alaska Native community that worked so hard to create Tlingit Macbeth and also honors their memory, such as the translator Johnny Marks who has since ‘Walked into the Forest.’

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  • Sealaska presents Tlingit Macbeth Sat, June 22 4:30pm6:30pm

    Two decades ago, and nearly 400 years after scholars believe it was first performed before an audience, Perseverance Theater collaborated with Tlingit elder, Johnny Marks, to translate Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play” into the Tlingit language. Conceived and directed by Anita Maynard-Losh, this version turns the famous play on its head and brings in many aspects of traditional Tlingit culture. The play was enormously successful and reached far beyond Juneau. In 2007, the production was brought to the Rasmuson Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). During that residency, Sealaska Corporation gained the rights to film the play in its entirety with the intention of creating a DVD version to share with the public. Unfortunately, the footage was never edited to create a DVD of the play. Last year, SHI and Sealaska Corporation received support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to edit the over 20 hours of raw footage across four cameras into a 2 hour and change feature film. This project celebrates and shares the unique contributions made by members of the Alaska Native community that worked so hard to create Tlingit Macbeth and also honors their memory, such as the translator Johnny Marks who has since ‘Walked into the Forest.’

     SEAT RESERVATIONS HERE

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