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UPCOMING EVENTS

Or, by Liz Duffy Adams
Nov
14
to Nov 23

Or, by Liz Duffy Adams

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OR,

Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Kim Weild
Nov.14-23

We all embody opposites within Or else we're frankly far too dull to live

“Or,” is a colorful, energetic, door-slamming farce (only partially based on historical fact) that celebrates the emergence of women in the theatre scene. After being released from a debtor’s prison, Aphra Behn is desperate to leave her life of espionage behind. Aphra’s dreams of writing for the stage come true when she gets the opportunity to work for one of London’s only two production companies – so long as she can finish writing her play by morning. What seems to be a simple task becomes much more complicated when the seductive Nell Gwynne, the charming King Charles II, and Aphra’s double-agent ex-boyfriend William Scott get involved. Can Aphra make it big as a writer? Or will love, war, and gender barriers from past and present catch up to her? Who knew making history would be this tough!



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AMERICAN MOOR-Post Performance Discussion with Herman Bennett, Naomi Liebler and Tanya Pollard
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

AMERICAN MOOR-Post Performance Discussion with Herman Bennett, Naomi Liebler and Tanya Pollard

AMERICAN MOOR will be making it’s Off-Broadway debut at Cherry Lane Theatre. August 27-October 5, 2019 in a STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT. This production is being presented by Red Bull Theater in collaboration with Evangeline Morphos, Elizabeth I. McCann, Fred Zollo and Tom Shea.

Sunday matinees will be followed by post-show discussions with Keith Hamilton Cobb and a variety of guest ranging from Shakespeare scholars to community organizers.

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OPENING NIGHT
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

OPENING NIGHT

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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AMERICAN MOOR - Post Performance Discussion with Carl Cofield
Sep
1
3:00 PM15:00

AMERICAN MOOR - Post Performance Discussion with Carl Cofield

Keith Hamilton Cobb’s AMERICAN MOOR is the award-winning, tour-de-force new play that takes audiences behind-the-scenes and into the audition room as an African-American actor responds to the demands of a white director presuming to better understand Shakespeare’s iconic black character, Othello. 

 A passionate and poetic exploration, AMERICAN MOOR is an essential look at the experience and perspective of black men in America while challenging the capacity of theatre to make all people fully visible and embraced.

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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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