For the 2021 production, we are planning something extra special: a modern adaption of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth called The Forest, written by two of our own! The performances will be held in April 2021.
About the Play
“Welcome to The Forest, the most innovative adventure resort in the world!”
With that, the employees of Duncan Chem, a company that produces poisonous chemicals, are welcomed on their team-building retreat in the wilderness by park manager Hecate Thorne. Expecting nothing but a light-hearted trip to nature with some rather annoying co-workers, the Duncan Chem crew is soon confronted with a tragic turn of events when Richard Duncan, proud owner of the company, is murdered in his sleep.
About the Authors
Carmen Aeschbacher is a student of English and Musicology and has been part of the BPM for 2 years, first as the producer’s assistant in 2019 and then as head producer in 2020. She also acted in our Christmas play in 2018.
Isabel Schmidt studies English and Communication and Media Research. Her BPM journey started last year when she was the general assistant and a stage hand.
Isabel and Carmen were discussing Shakespeare during a study break and coincidentally discovered that both would like to try their hand at adapting one of his plays for a modern audience. Aside from writing the script themselves, they will also co-direct their adaption together.
There is no cast as of yet. We will have open auditions in the third week of the fall semester.
A part of the crew is already assembled, but we are still looking for several people to join! See below which jobs are still up for grabs (marked with “???”).
Co-Directors – Isabel Schmidt & Carmen Aeschbacher
Producer – Pernille Meier
Treasurer – Andrin Albrecht
Music – Andrin Albrecht & Cédric Stüssi
Stage Designer – Melina Jobbins
Marketing Managers – Pascale Albrecht & Isabelle Koch
Director’s Assistant – ???
Producer’s Assistant (Sponsoring) – Isabel Adarraga
Producer’s Assistant (Bar/Ticketing) – ???
Photography – ???
Videography – ???
Costumes Designer – Lux Katharina Züst & ???
Graphic Designer – ???
Stage Hands – ???
General Assistant – ???
Cake Bakers – ???