Columbia Alumni and Faculty Reimagine Theatre Classics in Brooklyn Brownstone

Carlos Barragán
September 01, 2023
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Columbia University alumni and faculty are making waves in the Brooklyn theater scene with a new project, Double Feature, a collective of theater artists reimagining classic plays through intimate staging and contemporary reinterpretation. The collective's debut season features two classic plays performed in a Brooklyn brownstone.

Co-founded and directed by Theater alumna Mikhaela Mahony ’19 ( BC'11) and Assistant Professor Katherine Wilkinson ’19, Double Feature will open with A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Wilkinson, and Macbeth, directed by Mahony. Several other Columbia alumni are involved with the project: Madalena Provo (BC '12) will act in one of the plays, while Theater alumna Elizagrace Madrone '20 serves as a dramaturg. Lee Havlicek (BC '09) handles both production and social media for the project and Christina “Cha” Ramos’ 21 (BC’12) serves as the Intimacy Director for Macbeth.

Wilkinson's A Midsummer Night's Dream invites attendees upstairs for a performance set against the light of the sun. Mahony's Macbeth, on the other hand, beckons attendees down to the basement for a dark, visceral experience. By putting on these two plays by the same playwright and staging them in the same location, Double Feature hopes to create paired, site-responsive productions that run side by side in conversation with one another. 

Given the intimate nature of these productions, ticket availability is limited with a waitlist for sold-out shows. The plays will run through September 9, 2023. 

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