La Boite chews up Shakespeare’s Julius Caesarand spits out a hilarious, earnest, and political metatheatrical work about making art that represents who and where we truly are. Directed by Sanja Simić, CAESAR is not an adaptation in the sense that we have come to expect, and certainly not a transplant from one context to another. Five female and non-binary playwrights tackled the five acts of Shakespeare’s political thriller in this clever new production that pushed the boundaries of form and held up a mirror to theatre making, rehearsal spaces, and the state of the industry, our society, and our selves.

La Boite 2021 CAESAR

A cast of actors and the Assistant Stage Manager entered, preparing to present a production of Julius Caesarat La Boite – an adaptation that cast Caesar as a modern politician in the midst of climate riots, with women playing the roles of Brutus and Cassius. Over the five acts these characters met, rehearsed, disagreed, joked, workshopped, fought, and confided in one another. The show must go...