BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girls Journey is a 90 minute, 5-Act, living memoir which explores a young womans acting journey on the road to becoming Othello, her trials and triumphs with race and the classics, some memorable experiences on her gender flipped journey and her fun-loving and tumultuous youth; complete with moving multimedia images, lyrical language from Black women playwrights, William Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and the King James Bible, along with soulful songs and the music that shaped her life in her beloved Harlem.
News About BECOMING OTHELLO: A BLACK GIRL'S JOURNEY at Shakespeare & Company
BWW Review: BECOMING OTHELLO: A BLACK GIRLS JOURNEY at Shakespeare & Company
July 19, 2021
Provides a tasty smorgasbord comprised of the layers contributing to the woman, as well as her depth, dynamism, energy, and intensity. The performance is primarily, a recounting of Byrd’s life and experiences. Like the woman, herself, the piece is an amalgamation of myriad events, issues, topics, some of which can be unpleasant and challenging.
Shakespeare & Company Announces Benefit Concert With Project Grand Slam
July 14, 2021
Shakespeare & Company has announced a benefit concert this summer featuring Robert Miller's Project Grand Slam — the rock, jazz, and Latin fusion band with a NYC groove! The show takes place on August 17 at 8:30 p.m. at the Tina Packer Playhouse.
BWW Interview: Debra Ann Byrd of BECOMING OTHELLO: A BLACK GIRL'S JOURNEY at Shakespeare & Company
July 12, 2021
“BECOMOING OTHELLO taught me how to get over things that I am. I’m a mixed-race girl, and I am on the fairer side of blackness. I had so many issues with colorism and racism and all the isms that I needed to tell this story. If audience members are listening, no matter where they come from; what race, what religion, everyone is going to find something they can relate to.'
Shakespeare & Company Announces Limited Number of Additional Tickets Available for 2021 Productions
June 01, 2021
Shakespeare & Company has announced that on June 1, a limited number of additional tickets will be made available for all of its productions this season. This includes King Lear featuring Christopher Lloyd, BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey, Art, and a workshop version of Measure For Measure.
Christopher Lloyd Will Lead Shakespeare & Company's KING LEAR
March 31, 2021
Shakespeare & Company will launch its 2021 season with a production of Shakespeare's King Lear, featuring acclaimed actor and three-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd. Directed by Nicole Ricciardi, King Lear will run July 2 through August 29.
International Partners To Launch Virtual Performance Of The World Premiere Of BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey
December 09, 2020
The Harlem Shakespeare Festival in partnership with The National Arts Club is pleased to announce the World Premiere of BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey, a solo, multimedia theatrical performance recorded live at The Center at West Park and streamed on Zoom, Monday, December 14th at 7:00pm.
Elm Shakespeare Company Presents BIPOC DIRECTOR'S FORUM
November 05, 2020
Elm Shakespeare Company continues its free, online event series, Building a Brave New Theater: Exploring Shakespeare & Race in 2020 with a BIPOC DIRECTOR'S FORUM on Thursday November 12 at 7pm on Zoom.
BWW Interview: Debra Ann Byrd from BECOMING OTHELLO: A BLACK GIRL'S JOURNEY at The Southwest Shakespeare Company
November 05, 2020
Southwest Shakespeare Core Company member and StoryTime Classics LIVE! Associate Artist, Beau Heckman, and Debra Ann Byrd, founder of Harlem Shakespeare and Artist-in-Residence talk about her upcoming show -- Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey.
Keith Hamilton Cobb's AMERICAN MOOR Kicks Off Event Series Exploring Race & Shakespeare
October 19, 2020
Elm Shakespeare Company announced its free, online event series, Building a Brave New Theater: Exploring Shakespeare & Race in 2020. Five evenings of performances and moderated conversation with BIPOC artists and scholars will bring the New Haven community (and beyond) together to celebrate and interrogate the 400-year old white playwright's work.
Global Performers Highlighted In MarshStream International Solo Fest
September 25, 2020
The Marsh announces the line-up for its first-ever digital global festival, MarshStream International Solo Fest, presenting performers aged 16 to 79 from across the nation and around the world, including Russia, Scotland, Israel, Canada, and Australia, as well as some of The Marsh's fan-favorites in a four day online marathon of 51 global works.
BWW Review: Local Artists Defy The Coronavirus ~ Virtually Rise To The Occasion
March 23, 2020
Phoenix area artists, driven by an innate determination to withstand all forms of trial and tribulation, are taking to the cyberwaves to create a virtual extension of theater life.
Award Winning Harlem-based Classical Actress Debra Ann Byrd Returns To Phoenix With A New One-woman Show
February 18, 2020
Harlem Artist Debra Ann Byrd Set To Take The Stage At Shakespeare's Birthplace
October 01, 2019
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's first Writer-in-Residence, Debra Ann Byrd, is set to return to Stratford-upon-Avon in October 2019 with her new solo show BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey.
Meet the Cast of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Now in Previews!
September 06, 2019
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will return to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!