A solo 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.
"'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 the minefield that a black actor must navigate before dramatizing the iconic role on stage. " Full Review
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." Full Review
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.
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.