The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents Othello, a digital production, directed by O'Neil Delapenha. Performances will be available for purchase FEBRUARY 4-28, 2021.
A general, his wife, and his ensign walk into a room...only one survives! Find out who in Shakespeare's tale of race, romance, reputation, and revenge. This production, filmed on stage, with nine actors during the scourge of the pandemic, shows just how far Iago will go to take that which he feels he is rightfully entitled. Betrayal and deceit abound as he burns down everything to destroy the world of his "friend," Othello. Richard III, eat your heart out!
Filmed on The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Stage NOVEMBER 2020
I am proud and altogether humbled to be the first black artist to direct a Main Stage production in The Atlanta Shakespeare Company's history. I have been a lover of Shakespeare's works for the majority of my life, in fact my very first play was a production of Hamlet in the 5th grade. I played Polonius and spray painted my hair white to make myself look old. From those humble beginnings, I studied and performed Shakespeare in high school and college, until finding my current professional home in Atlanta and at The Tavern. My time in the hallowed walls of The Tavern has granted me numerous acting, teaching, learning, and even directing opportunities. I have co-directed two "Shakespeare Intensive for Teens" productions (The Tempest & Macbeth), along with several camp and residency performances. Outside of The Tavern, I have worked with Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, based in Arizona and Shakespeare & Company based in Massachusetts. I also have to show love to Shakespeare on Draught, a company run by me and my talented friends. Here I have directed/assistant directed numerous shows, including Titus Andronicus and Romeo and Juliet. I would like to thank Jeff Watkins and Kati Grace Brown for giving me this opportunity and my talented cast for sharing their gifts with me.