"American Moor" film screening & moderated discussion

Date: March 28, 2023 at 6 pm
  • Booth Media Lab, Prior Performing Arts Center
  • 1 College Street
  • Worcester, MA
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Presented By: Arts Transcending Borders at College of the Holy Cross

Film screening followed by moderated discussion with playwright Keith Hamilton Cobb

"After American Moor, you may not see Shakespeare — and a lot of roles played by black actors — quite the same way." The Washington Post

"This deep-from-the-heart spellbinder by Keith Hamilton Cobb is a blisteringly eloquent and penetrating meditation on the ever-urgent matter of race in America." The Boston Globe

An 85-minute solo play written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb, American Moor examines the experience and perspective of black men in America through the metaphor of William Shakespeare’s character Othello. Writes New York Review of Books, “The performance becomes by turns a working actor’s autobiography, an exploration of America’s relationship to Shakespeare, a performance of a radically reconceived Othello, and [a] clear-eyed account of an African-American man’s experience of the United States.” Rewarding to those familiar with Shakespeare but also accessible to anyone with questions making art, representation, or how rules constrict the roles we play, American Moor is a heartbreaking, funny, provocative account of the stories we tell about race.

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