A powerful monologue play that examines the experience and perspective of black men in America through the lens of Shakespeare's character Othello.
Keith Hamilton Cobb has spent the majority of his working life on stage and is readily recognized on the streets of New York for several unique character portrayals in television. He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in acting, whose regional theatre credits include such prestigious venues as The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Shakespeare Theatre of Washington DC, The Denver Theatre Center, The Huntington Theatre Company, The Orlando Shakespeare Festival, The Geva Theatre Center and many others. He has performed such classical roles as Laertes in Hamlet, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Tullus Aufidius in Coriolanus, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as more contemporary roles in David Mamet's Race, August Wilson's Jitney, and Lynn Nottage's Ruined to name but a few.
Spellbinding....a Must See! .... Anyone who covers it for a living
has to believe that theater is among the necessities of existence.
Otherwise, why bother? There are plenty of other ways to fill the
nights and weekends. But some plays, and some performances, take
the idea of necessary to a deeper level. In those rare cases, the
critic's adjectival exhortation "must-see'' can almost border on
the literal. "American Moor'' is one such play and one such
performance. * Boston Globe *
After American Moor, you may not see Shakespeare - and a lot of roles played by black actors - quite the same way. * Washington Post *
I have spent my life thinking about Shakespeare, but that did not prepare me for the depth of thinking and feeling that this play provokes. * Michael Witmore, Director, The Folger Shakespeare Library *
A witty, passionate, furious, and movingly intimate record of an African-American actor's often unrequited love for Shakespeare. * New York Review of Books *