American Moor

American Moor

Red Bull Theater presents the Off-Broadway premiere of American Moor, written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb and directed by Kim Weild.

(Photos by Carol Rosegg)

Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About American Moor:

An indomitable African-American actor auditioning for the role of Othello must respond to the dictates of a younger, white director who presumes to better understand Shakespeare’s iconic black character. What could possibly go wrong? In American Moor, this fraught audition turns into an exploration of Shakespeare, race, and America (not necessarily in that order). Fueled by humor and passion, the play paints an essential portrait of an American theater unaware of its failures, and of the culture that supports it.

By:
Keith Hamilton Cobb
Producer:
Red Bull Theater
Director:
Kim Weild
Lighting:
Alan C. Edwards
Sound:
Christian Frederickson
Design:
Wilson Chin
Costume:
Dede Ayite
Cast list:
Keith Hamilton Cobb and Josh Tyson
American Moor Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
August 27, 2019
Opening date: 
September 8, 2019
Closes: 
October 5, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-8pm
Wednesday-8pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Cherry Lane Theatre

Address:
38 Commerce Street (off 7th Avenue), New York, NY 10014
Nearest subway station:
Christopher Street Station

Latest American Moor News & Features

Keith Hamilton Cobb
Red Bull Theater presents American Moor at Cherry Lane Theatre
July 30, 2019

Red Bull Theater presents the Off-Broadway premiere of American Moor, written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobbs and directed by Kim Weild, which is set to play a limited engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre from August 27 through October 5, 2019, with an official opening on September 8.

Our American Moor Review

A man of a certain age and a certain race arrives to audition for the role of a man of a certain age and a certain race. You’d think it was a slam/dunk, so to speak, and yet…