Written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb Directed by Kim Weild
The theatrical event of the season! A tour-de-force performance. As an experienced, African American actor auditions for Othello, he is met with prejudice, racism and privilege while negotiating with a young, white director who presumes to understand Shakespeare’s Moorish prince far better than the performer standing before him. By combining an audition from hell and a cutting, laugh-out-loud internal monologue, American Moorchallenges the capacity of theatre to make all people fully visible and embraced. Written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb, American Moor's electric storytelling explores the inequities of life as a Black actor and life as a Black man.