Othello

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Seeking a diverse ensemble of 10-12 performers (4 female-identifying, 4 male-identifying, and 2-4 gender flexible roles).

Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26, 6 PM – 10 PM

Callbacks will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 1 - 4 PM

Preparing a fully memorized 1-2 minute Shakespearean monologue is encouraged but not required. Those who do not prepare a monologue will be asked to do a cold reading of a monologue from the script.

 

About the Play

This contemporary adaptation finds Shakespeare’s characters transported to modern day while retaining the eloquence and vitality of the bard’s original text. Othello is a successful Black woman who has everything: power, respect, and the love of her fair Desdemona—not to mention the contempt of the cunning, backstabbing, ladder-climbing, lago. Threatened by, and resentful of the power couple’s happiness, logo preys on Othello’s insecurities—using insidious race, class, gender and sexual warfare to poison Othello’s mind and convince her that Desdemona’s devotion is fleeting and false. This powerful tale of prejudice, inequity, discrimination, and jealousy is full of wit and action, and a few surprises as well.

Performance Dates
April 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m.
April 8 at 2 p.m.
(three shows at Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts)

Location: 
Governors State University 1 University Parkway University Park, IL 60484

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