Episode 4: Octavia and Kleopatra by Mara Elissa Palma (Stream Here)

This episode we go back to antiquity for Mara Elissa Palma's Octavia and Kleopatra, which imagines what would happen if these two legendary women had clashed.

In our talk with Mara we discuss mining the past for strong female characters, Shakespeare nerdism, her plans for taking over the world, and a certain actor's theory about what is and isn't enough representation.

For more information, check out Mara's website: www.maraepalma.com
You can also follow Mara on social media with the handle @marselissapalma and check out her New Play Exchange profile.

Photograph by Sonia Xu @poweredbyxu and www.soniaxu.net

Cast
Marius - Kai Tshikosi
Octavia - Gigi Watson
Kleopatra - Tonasia Jones

Directed by Tonasia Jones
Stage Directions read by Allyson Lazar

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