Happy Shakespeare’s Birthday
Princess. Wife. Mother. Witch. Murderer. Queen. “Thrice To Mine” opens a new door into the heart of Gruoch ingen Boite, the woman on whom Shakespeare modeled the character we know as Lady Macbeth. Based on the historical figure of Gruoch herself and of the times in which she lived, “Thrice To Mine” presents a woman denied power by society and gender politics who learns from the other women in her life how to fight back and to control and maintain her personal power. Through magic and lore, the story of her extraordinary life becomes a rich, fulfilling, and deliciously dark experience. Created during a residency at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, where playwright/performer Roxanne Fay was a 2016 Hawthornden Writing Fellow, “Thrice To Mine” was presented at Bridge Street Theatre for six performances (in rotating repertory with Gareth Armstrong’s SHYLOCK, starring Steven Patterson) from August 15 – 25, 2019.
As an actor, Roxanne has been lauded for her work in a wide range of roles. Most recently, Roxanne received acclaim for her portrayals of Miriam (Apples In Winter), Prospero (The Tempest), Paige (HIR), Leni Riefenstahl (Leni), Beatrice Hunsdorfer (The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-iin-the-Moon Marigolds). and Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest). In Florida, she has been named Best Actress/Best of The Bay several times for her work in The Normal Heart, Cabaret, Side Man, and The Year Of Magical Thinking. Roxanne has enjoyed ten years as a storyteller in Disney World/EPCOT Center’s Holidays Around The World. As a writer, she was named a 2016 Hawthornden Writing Fellow, in residence at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, where she created Trice To Mine. She was the first recipient of the Norton Dream grant (Theatre Tampa Bay, 2013), funding the creation of her novel, Upon This Rock:The Magdalene Speaks which she also adapted for the stage. Her collected plays, Home Fires Burning, were chosen for presentation in the 2014 United Solo Festival, New York City. Her play, Dream Child: The Trial Of Alice In Wonderland, premiered at the Dali Museum (FL) prior to its run at Bridge Street Theatre (NY) in 2016. Roxanne is also Producing Artistic Director of Circle In The Water, LLC, a theatrical company, presenting new and established works.