CUBE Ensemble

Performance/Music: Punk Rock Julius Caesar

During its time at HCL, CUBE Ensemble will develop a reworking of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The adaptation is a high energy, Promenade/standing room only, punk-rock Julius Caesar with a young cast and original music.

About the Artists:

CUBE Ensemble is a collaborative hub for an ensemble of young, innovative musicians, actors, and dancers who work together on 3 dimensional Performances, championing and commissioning new work and remounting classics with a contemporary lens.

Formerly a new music ensemble founded by Patricia and Phillip Moorehead, the two attended a staged Bach Cantata in the summer of 2013 developed by a new company, Renegade Stage, and charged its members with the task of infusing the mission and work of Renegade Stage to their 25 year-old company to lead CUBE into the future. CUBE Ensemble is now a Collaborative Arts ensemble made up of young artists with backgrounds in music, theatre, dance, and improv.

They bring together artists from different backgrounds and mediums to collaborate, open conversation and spark imagination between innovators, performers and audiences.

Their interests include dissolving barriers between art forms, slam poetry (Shane Koyczan), human connection (Peter Brook), innovation (Chunky Move), adapting classic literature (Shakespeare) Viewpoints, TED talks, The Poor Theatre, Grotowski, Mythology and the work of Joseph Campbell, Sondheim, reality defying stunts and Magical Realism.

CUBE’s members have performed and worked with The Second City, Timeline Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Lira Ensemble, Improv Olympics, Northbrook Symphony, Parlour Tapes and Form Constant.