Written by Stephan Wolfert & Dawn Stern

Direction and Choreography by Alexandra Beller

Studio Theatre
$25+$2.50 Restoration Fee

Make Thick My Blood presented by DE-CRUIT

A two-person, radically physical show, Make Thick My Blood confronts the interplay between gender, power, trauma, and magic as experienced equally through the language of Shakespeare and visceral embodiment.

This two-person, 55 minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth extracts the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to retell their story from the perspective of trauma survivors. Rich movement throughout the piece highlights the couple’s pain, danger, desperation,
and disconnection with their own humanity.

Make Thick My Blood, adapted by an Army veteran and his wife, marries extreme physicality with Shakespeare’s text allowing the audience a unique glimpse into the world of complex PTSD.


Please note there is no late seating for this performance. 

De-Cruit welcomes veterans and anyone who may have a strong response to the performance. Audience reaction is welcomed and encouraged. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your visit to the theater.


Make Thick My Blood includes content that may be upsetting for some audience members including enactments of the loss of a child, murder, suicide, and war.


Make Thick My Blood is appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Please note all sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges. 

Vaccination Requirements:

All patrons 5 & older must be fully vaccinated 14 days prior to their performance date. Proof of vaccination must be accompanied by a valid photo ID (valid ID for ages 5-18 do not need to include a photo).  

Once a child turns 5, they will have up to 45 days from their date of birth to be fully vaccinated. During those 45 days, they will follow requirements for the “Ages 2-4” category.

The requirement for ages 5-11 to be fully vaccinated follows New York City mandate that went into effect in January 2022.

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Masks must be worn inside the building at all times.