Macbeth, a radio-drama, to be presented by KCIW Radio and Chetco Pelican Players beginning the week of Monday, July 20.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth, originally scheduled for performances in July by the Chetco Pelican Players (CPP), is instead being produced as a radio-drama. When the COVID-19 pandemic made live performances impossible, CPP member and KCIW host Katlyn Temple decided to revise her adaptation of the script specifically for voice acting.
CPP actors, excited to work under Temple’s technical direction, with Boyd Allen directing and Andrew Simmons assisting, are on track to release a finished product to air on KCIW 100.7 FM, and online at KCIW.org beginning the week of Monday, July 20.
Cast members include some notable veterans and newcomers, including but not limited to:
Scotty Oka, as Macduff. Joining the cast remotely from Eugene, Scotty appeared in numerous CPP productions in the early 2010s. He has spent his years away building up his professional voice acting portfolio.
Bryan Stansbury, as Macbeth. A newcomer to CPP projects, Bryan is a professional audiobook narrator based in Washington State. He was recently nominated as a finalist for Podium’s 2020 Independent Audiobook Award, and his work can be found on Audible.com.
Bryan has also been a huge asset to the cast in regard to vocal coaching and technical guidance.
Mason McKinney portrays Lennox and various characters, often across from Emily Harding, as Ross. Other cast members are: Jessie Holley, as the Porter and Lady Macduff. Cheri Griffith, as Witch Three and Wanda Spragg, as the Nun.
Several cast members, who worked with CPP previously on their 2019 adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, add enthusiasm and hands-on experience with the Bard’s works, including: Katlyn Temple: Lady Macbeth; Denise Rusk: Witch Two; Jason Liddell: Banquo and Doctor; Boyd Allen: Director and King Duncan; Andrew Simmons: Assistant Director and Malcolm; Katlyn Temple: Technical Director and Lady Macbeth; Lily McCormick: Fleance; and Lei’La’ Bryant: Witch One.
Temple and Simmons have arranged an original soundtrack and are splicing in professional sound effects.