American Moor

Name: Cherry Lane Theatre
Address: 38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014
Production Information
First performance date: August 27, 2019
Opening date: September 8, 2019
Closing date: October 5, 2019
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
An indomitable African-American actor auditioning for the role of Othello must respond to the dictates of a younger, white director who presumes to better understand Shakespeare’s iconic black character. What could possibly go wrong? In this 90-minute, multi-award winning play, this fraught audition turns into an exploration of Shakespeare, race, and America (not necessarily in that order). Fueled by humor and passion, American Moor paints an essential portrait of an American theater unaware of its failures, and of the culture that supports it.
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Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Red Bull Theater Producer
Keith Hamilton Cobb Playwright
Kim Weild Director
Wilson Chin Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
Alan C. Edwards Lighting Designer
Christian Frederickson Sound Designer
Caleb Spivey Production Stage Manager
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DKC/O&M Publicity

Actor Role
Keith Hamilton Cobb Actor
Josh Tyson Director
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2020 AUDELCO Award, Best Revival of a Play Red Bull Theater Producer