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AMERICAN MOOR

A spellbinding journey through Shakespeare and race...blisteringly eloquent & penetrating on ever-urgent matter of race in America.
— Don Aucoin, Boston Globe

AMERICAN MOOR*

A World Premiere

Written and Performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb

 

*AMERICAN MOOR is now a part of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Permanent Collection


UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE, LONDON ENGLAND | August 12, 2018

MT. HOLYOKE COLLEGE, SOUTH HADLEY, MA | November 8, 2018

ANACOSTIA PLAYHOUSE, WASHINGTON, D.C. | January 11-February 3, 2019

ARTS EMERSON BOSTON | April 10-21, 2019


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Winner 2018 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD - Best Solo Performance

Winner 2018 IRNE AWARDS - Best Visiting Production | Best Visiting Performance

Winner 2015 AUDELCO AWARD  - Best Solo Performance


Keith Hamilton Cobb’s AMERICAN MOOR is incredible.  It holds a mirror up to our contemporary culture...I have spent my life thinking about Shakespeare, but that did not prepare me for the depth of thinking and feeling that his performance provoked.
— Michael Witmore, Director Folger Shakespeare Library
As directed by Kim Weild...the 100 minutes of this play zip by. Cobb’s energy is unflagging, and his pace unrelenting; he fills the room with movement, energy, and sheer vital presence. This is a rare example of a play about which you can say, without hyperbole, that it’s riveting: You hang on every well-chosen, robustly presented word. American Moor is both urgent art and an important political statement.
— Kilian Melloy, The Edge Boston

BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

July 19-August 12, 2017

Lighting Design by Caleb Spivey | Sound Design by Andrew Will | Stage Managed by Caleb Spivey | Assistant Director Miranda Haymon

Presented by: Phoenix Theatre Ensemble | O.W.I. (Theater Bureau)