An Artist is alone in her room. Outside her window, it is dark. As the night wears on, she unpacks an ominous box, piecing together a reality from the fragments it contains…
the last syllable is an experiential, online event that invites you into a world where nothing is but what is not. Five mysterious maps guide your journey through a theatrical landscape inspired by Macbeth.
A fictional theater company is preparing to present Macbeth when a mysterious and unnamed global catastrophe upends their production and their world. As these dual timelines unfold (the production of Macbeth and a world in turmoil), audience members – or travelers - experience a new kind of interactivity as they explore the narrative through a series of interactive maps. Akin to visiting an art gallery, the traveler can traverse through the last syllable on the path they choose, with the freedom to begin or pause at any time, experiencing many surprises along the way.
Incorporating filmed scenes, poetry, art, and cartography, the last syllable is a unique and provocative exploration of Shakespeare’s great horror story.
Directed by Melissa Chalsma, with Sam Breen, Luis Galindo, Lovelle Liquigan, Bukola Ogunmola, Kalean Ung, Sabra Williams.