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UPCOMING

UPCOMING EVENTS

AMERICAN MOOR - OFF BROADWAY
Aug
27
to Oct 5

AMERICAN MOOR - OFF BROADWAY

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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STEPCHILD - IRT 3B Development Series
May
29
to Jun 2

STEPCHILD - IRT 3B Development Series

In this sweeping musical tale, Orella is born deaf at the brink of the Italian Renaissance. Her journey takes her through a childhood of poverty, an adolescence in hiding, and a young adulthood at an asylum for the “cursed”. However, her drive to learn and her courage to communicate with Sign Language unites a broken kingdom, and Orella is ultimately crowned the world’s first proud Deaf queen.

IRT Theater will present a work- in- progress presentation of this original piece, focusing on the complex and magical fusion of  theater, music and ASL.

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AMERICAN MOOR at UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

AMERICAN MOOR at UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER

Hear acclaimed Shakespeare scholar Kim F. Hall (Othello Was My Grandfather: Shakespeare and Race in the African Diaspora) deliver her Keynote lecture then at 2pm, she is joined by actor/playwright Keith Hamilton Cobb and director Kim Weild in discussion about American Moor, Shakespeare and Race moderated by actor Judy Sandy.

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