The "Voodoo Macbeth" is a common nickname for the Federal Theatre Project's 1936 New York production of the play by William Shakespeare, "Macbeth." Orson Welles adapted and directed the production, moving the setting from Scotland to a fictional Caribbean island, and recruited an entirely Black cast.
During the depression, a need for gainful employment forced the government to create jobs. One such role was theater, and another was for artists to create posters like this one, by American painter and graphic artist Anthony Velonis. The Federal Theatre Project (1935 - 39) was a New Deal program to fund live artistic performances and entertainment programs during the Great Depression. The program was created as a relief measure to employ artists, writers, directors and theater workers, not primarily for cultural activity.