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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)

Governors State University 1 University Parkway University Park, IL 60484

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Folger Institute Artist Research Fellowships are open to artists working in all media whose work would benefit from significant primary research. This includes, but is not limited to, visual artists, writers, dramaturgs, playwrights, performers, filmmakers, and composers. Artist fellowships may be conducted either as a virtual fellowship for one month or as a residential fellowship at the Folger for one, two, or three months.

Residential Fellowships

Please note, for the 2023-24 fellowship year, residential fellowships may only be taken between January 2024 and June 2024.

The Folger Institute offers short-term artistic research fellowships for a period of one, two or three months, with a monthly stipend of $4,000. The Artist Research Fellowship is open to artists working in all media whose work would benefit from significant primary research onsite at the Folger.

Please note that this residential fellowship provides access to and time with our collection. It does not, however, include studio space. Artists who need studio space while in residence will be expected to arrange their own.

Virtual Fellowships

Please note, virtual fellows must take their month-long fellowship between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024.

Virtual, or non-residential, research fellowships are available to support artistic projects for a period of one month, with a stipend of $4,000. Virtual fellowships are open to artists working in all media whose work would benefit from significant primary research and that is related to the histories, concepts, art, and objects of the early modern world. 

The deadline for Residential and Virtual Artist Research Fellowship applications is 15 January 2023.

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