Already closed | 1h 20m | East Village

American Moor

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

About the show

A play exploring Shakespeare's Othello, race, and America. More…

Actor, writer and director Keith Hamilton Cobb answers the repeated call to play the role of Othello as he struggles to come to terms with his own bias, society's veiled racism, and Shakespeare’s misunderstood moor.

1h 20m | Already closed | The Wild Project (East Village)

Member Reviews (8)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining
94
Avg Score

94
Extraordinary, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if informative, intelligent, dramatic theatrical work intrigues you. A performance I hope to see several times.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the complex and layered experiences of racial prejudice.

99
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Relevant

See it if if you want to be completely captivated by Cobb's magnificent and enlightening (almost) solo reflections on playing Othello today.

Don't see it if if you have no interest in racial stereotyping and the modern theater.

Also This was the second time I have seen this, and it's grown in the past ... Read more Read less

95
Must-see for every theatermaker, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you are ready for something intimate but brave, personal, unapologetic, funny and heartbreaking - all in one.

Don't see it if you can't handle the open and just anger of marginalized people. Also, if you only enjoy big productions.

Also WOW. What a stunner. This season, I have been entrenched in my view th... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Confusing, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interesting in seeing a mind-challenging, verbally dense show of ideas and anguish. If you like highly charged performances.

Don't see it if you don't like getting bombarded and at times overwhelmed by a highly personal response to important and relevant social themes and issues.

Also The actor is highly attractive and magnetic.

92
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like to see the challenge of a (almost) one man show! Can relate, sympathize or care about the Black mans experience and angst!

Don't see it if You do not want to confront social and profession realities of a Black man, and his emotions!

Also Keith Cobb was a joy to watch, and I enjoyed his embodiment of the cha... Read more Read less

95
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Keith Hamilton Cobb has written and is acting in an amazing play - a play that asks important questions about race, casting actors - IT.

Don't see it if You want to sleep, feel happy, and think the musical ‘Whale of a Tale’ is the high point of Western Civilisation - you want onto WhatsApp.

95
Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to see an earnest thought provoking play about acting and race.

Don't see it if You don’t like monologue heavy plays.

100
Masterful, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you are looking to see what it is like to be a minority, or if you are a minority then you get to hear an inspirational story.

Don't see it if the talk of racism triggers you, and or you are close minded.

Also American Moor made me realize how cruel people can be when it comes to... Read more Read less


April 27th, 2015
"'American Moor' breaks free of its creator via its sheer boldness and its honesty about the racial issues that still surface at theater venues in the Obama era. Cobb may well be the first Black American artist, in fact, to look Shakespeare's Moor squarely in his black eyes and then write about t...
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for a previous production "I laughed unexpectedly. Felt annoyed at idiot teachers. Was fascinated by your character study of Othello. And saddened that, best I can tell, you speak all of it from infuriating experience. Very well done, indeed."
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