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The team behind “WEIRD: The Witches of Macbeth”

Phillip Psutka
Phillip Psutka is the Writer, Director and Fight Director of “WEIRD: The Witches of Macbeth” at Stratford’s SpringWorks Festival.

He is also the Executive Director of Theatre Arcturus.

Returning from last year’s SpringWorks festival, WEIRD opens on May 12 with a 5 performance run.

The spectacular show blends original text and storytelling with circus arts, stage combat, and original music.

WEIRD opens up vertical space as the Witches climb, twist and move through the air, conjuring the haunting forces that will lead Macbeth to his end.


I wasn’t kidding with that “vertical space” line.

Naturally this show wouldn’t happen without the highly specialized talents of a group of innovative artists led by Phillip Psutka.

He is a recipient of the Rapier Wit Award (Canada’s first school for stage combat) as well as a Tyrone Guthrie Award from the Stratford Festival.

He graduated with Distinction from the University of Windsor’s B.F.A. in Acting program.

He holds an Advanced Actor Combatant Certification with Full Distinction (FDC).

He is now apprenticing to become a Certified Fight Instructor.

He wrote, directed, and choreographed fights for WEIRD, which won Best of Fest at the 2015 Ottawa Fringe Festival.

Reviews for “WEIRD: The Witches of Macbeth:”

“A play in a thousand and definitely NOT TO BE MISSED!”
Capital Critics’ Circle *****

“GRIPPING…Captivating and beautiful!”
— On Stage Magazine (5-Star Review)

Meet the Artists

Lindsay Bellaire

Lindsay Bellaire, Springworks,
Lindsay is a co-creator of “Weird: The Witches of Macbeth” and Artistic Director of Theatre Arcturus. She is a graduate of the University of Windsor’s BFA in Acting program

Sheelagh Daly

Emily Hughes, springworks,  Hercinia Arts
Shelagh performs with the improv troupe, Canadian Improv Showcase, and entertains young people across the country with DuffleBag Theatre.

Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes, springworks,  Hercinia Arts
Emily is a co-founder of the Hercinia Arts Collective a multi-disciplinary company created by a group of dance, aerial and theatre performers.

Details, Details
St. John’s United Church,
175 Waterloo St., Stratford
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Thu, May 12th, 2016 at 11:30 am
Tue, May 17th, 2016 at 11:30 am
Tue, May 17th, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Fri, May 20th, 2016 at 11:30 am
Fri, May 20th, 2016 at 6:00 pm
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Stratford Festival’s Macbeth Promo Code Deal

You can save 15% off your tickets to see “Macbeth” at The Stratford Festival.

Use the promocode ‘springworks’ when you login to the Festival’s site.
Save 15% on A, B & C zoned seating in performances of The Stratford Festival’s Macbeth up to June 4.
This excludes Two-for-One performances and aisle-zoned seating. The offer is not valid in combination with any other offer, and is valid for new purchases only.

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