American Moor

$77-$117

Red Bull Theater announced that Keith Hamilton Cobb's acclaimed play American Moor, will have its Off-Broadway premiere at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St), in a production directed by Kim Weild and produced in collaboration with Evangeline Morphos, Frederick M. Zollo, Elizabeth I. McCann and Tom Shea.



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 this 90-minute, multi-award winning play, this fraught audition turns into an exploration of Shakespeare, race, and America (not necessarily in that order). Fueled by humor and passion, American Moor paints an essential portrait of an American theater unaware of its failures, and of the culture that supports it. You will "never see black characters in the same way again." (Washington Post)

Schedule

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Cherry Lane Theatre

(New York, NY)
38 Commerce St. (Bedford & Hudson Street)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble and SenovvA, Inc. announce that Keith Hamilton Cobb's explosive American Moor will play for two invitation-only performances at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, The Pershing Square Signature Center at 480 West 42nd Street on Monday, October 2nd at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that it will be presenting a freely adapted version of Luigi Pirandello's one-act play, The Man With a Flower in His Mouth for 4 performances only tonight 9/12 @ 8:00 pm; Saturday 9/13 @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday September 14 @ 3:00 pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that it will be presenting a freely adapted version of Luigi Pirandello's one-act play, The Man With a Flower in His Mouth for 4 performances only on Friday 9/12 @ 8:00 pm; Saturday 9/13 @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday September 14 @ 3:00 pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018
Shakespeare, race, and America - not necessarily in that order - are explored when AUDELCO, IRNE, and Elliot Norton Award-winning American Moor returns to the Anacostia Playhouse for a back-by-popular-demand four-week engagement, January 9 - February 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that it will be presenting August Strindberg's searing domestic drama Creditors in the celebrated translation by Scottish playwright David Grieg (Donmar Warehouse 2008; BAM 2010) for 6 performances only on Wednesday Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm; Thursday Dec 4 @ 8:00; Friday, Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm; Saturday Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that it will be presenting August Strindberg's searing domestic drama Creditors in the celebrated translation by Scottish playwright David Grieg (Donmar Warehouse 2008; BAM 2010) for 6 performances only on Wednesday Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm; Thursday Dec 4 @ 8:00; Friday, Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm; Saturday Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015
The annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition -- 'The VIV' Awards -- are the only formally established awards presented to the black theatre community. Every third Monday in November the nominees are awarded in various categories. This year's ceremony was held last night, November 16, at Symphony Space.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018
ArtsEmerson, Boston's leading presenter of contemporary world theatre, proudly announces the 2018/2019 Season, it's ninth, featuring eleven productions from seven countries. The season showcases three U.S. Premieres, including JB Priestley's Classic Thriller An Inspector Calls, Dead Center's Hamnet, and Global Arts Corps' See You Yesterday. The season also marks the return of multi-media storytellers Manual Cinema, and presents Shakespeare stories from Ireland, Russia, and New York; as well as a diversity of contemporary narratives on incarceration, racism, DACA, and what comes after the end of the world.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018
O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), recently awarded Best Visiting Production for Keith Hamilton Cobb's American Moor by the Independent Reviewers of New England, presents the Boston premiere of RED VELVET, written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Bryn Boice. Performances take place May 30 - June 16, 2018 in the Plaza Theatre on the campus of the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St., Boston, MA). 
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), recently awarded Best Visiting Production for Keith Hamilton Cobb's American Moor by the Independent Reviewers of New England, presents the Boston premiere of RED VELVET, written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Bryn Boice. Performances take place May 30 - June 16, 2018 in the Plaza Theatre on the campus of the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St., Boston, MA). 
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018
Cherry Lane Theatre (Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Co-Artistic Directors) is proud to announce that Academy Award nominee Michael O'Keefe and Angelina Fiordellisi will star in its upcoming Founder's Project presentation of Charles Mee's FIRST LOVE, directed by Kim Weild. Performances will begin on June 7, the production will open on June 14 and run through July 8 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). Tickets are $65-$95 and are available at www.cherrylanetheatre.org or by calling Ovation Tix at 1.866.811.4111.
by Nancy Grossman - May 22, 2018
The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) celebrated more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, and ensembles at The 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony at the Huntington Avenue Theatre last night. The coveted Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence was presented to Leigh Barrett, Robert J. Eagle received a Special Citation in honor of his 50 years at Reagle Music Theatre, and the Guest of Honor Award went to internet sensation Randy Rainbow.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, and ensembles last night, May 21, by The BostonTheater CriticsAssociation (BTCA), at The 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), recently awarded Best Visiting Production for Keith Hamilton Cobb's American Moor by the Independent Reviewers of New England, presents the Boston premiere of RED VELVET, written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Bryn Boice. Performances take place May 30 - June 16, 2018 in the Plaza Theatre on the campus of the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St., Boston, MA). 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017
O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), a resident company at the Boston Center for the Arts, begins its second Spring/Summer season of play readings at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that Keith Hamilton Cobb's American Moor will begin performances on April 21, 2015 at The Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street in NYC's East Village.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces the casting, directors, design team for Robert Patrick's Judas, which will start previews on April 27, with official opening Sun April 29,  and will run through May 13 at The Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street in NYC.   
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
Cherry Lane Theatre (Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Co-Artistic Directors) is proud to announce that Academy Award nominee Michael O'Keefe and Angelina Fiordellisi will star in its upcoming Founder's Project presentation of Charles Mee's FIRST LOVE, directed by Kim Weild.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
Legendary playwright, Charles Mee, is turning 80 years and will be celebrated by Cherry Lane Theatre at a benefit performance of FIRST LOVE followed by a blowout bash at Casa La Femme (140 Charles Street). Additionally New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson will recognize Charles Mee with an official New York City Proclamation for his extraordinary and enduring contributions to the American theatre, on Monday, June 11, 2018 at The Cherry Lane Theatre beginning at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018
O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), recently awarded Best Visiting Production for Keith Hamilton Cobb's American Moor by the Independent Reviewers of New England, presents the Boston premiere of RED VELVET, written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Bryn Boice. Performances take place May 30 - June 16, 2018 in the Plaza Theatre on the campus of the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St., Boston, MA). 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017
Shakespeare, race, and America…not necessarily in that order, are explored as AUDELCO AWARD winning American Moor takes the stage at the Boston Center for the Arts' Plaza Theatre this summer for a four-week engagement, July 19-August 12. Press night is set for Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Red Bull Theater announced today that Keith Hamilton Cobb's acclaimed play American Moor, will have its Off-Broadway premiere at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St), in a production directed by Kim Weild and produced in collaboration with Evangeline Morphos, Frederick M. Zollo, Elizabeth I. McCann and Tom Shea.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018
Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the programme for 'Shakespeare and Race', a new festival of events opening 11 August. This is the first time in the Globe's twenty-year history that the topic will be explored in depth over a week. Curated to draw attention to and provide a platform for scholars, practitioners and educators of colour in the teaching, study and performance of Shakespeare, this festival will highlight the importance of race to the consideration of Shakespeare not only in his time, but more urgently, in our own. The festival includes a play American Moor by Keith Hamilton Cobb, a workshop entitled Staging Race and Diversity in the Shakespearean Theatre, The Sam Wanamaker Fellowship Lecture is to be given by Professor Kim F. Hall, a pre-show talk for Emilia with Morgan-Lloyd Malcolm, a panel discussion of actors who have played Othello, and an international symposium featuring Kimberle Crenshaw, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and UCLA, who coined the term 'intersectionality'. The festival starts and finishes with two theatre productions, Voices in the Dark and Hip-hop Shakespeare Unplugged.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that Keith Hamilton Cobb's explosive American Moor will play a 4-week run beginning July 19 at Boston Center for the Arts as a co-production with Boston's O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre) company.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014
Luna Stage presents a special presentation of American Moor, written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb. In this 90 minute solo play, Mr. Cobb, best known for his starring roles on All My Children, The Young and the Restless and Andromeda, asks the questions 'What is the role of a lifetime?' and more importantly, 'What is the role of a life?' as he explores Shakespeare's Othello, race, and America... and not necessarily in that order. American Moor is directed by Paul Kwame Johnson.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017
Shakespeare, race, and America…not necessarily in that order, are explored as AUDELCO AWARD winning American Moor takes the stage at the Boston Center for the Arts' Plaza Theatre for a four-week engagement, July 19-August 12. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces the world premiere of Topher Cusumano's THE CULT PLAY which will begin previews on January 27 and will play through February 17, 2018 at The Paradise Factory Theatre at 64 East 4th Street (next door to La Mama) in NYC.
by Sarah Murphy - Jan 18, 2019
AMERICAN MOOR is an intimate portrait of an artist and a cry of grief for the boundaries we impose upon our artistic lives. Using the role of 'Othello' as both an anchor and a jumping off point, Keith Hamilton Cobb skillfully takes the audience through a deeply personal examination of race and privilege in the theatre.
by Sarah Murphy - Jan 1, 2001
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
ArtsEmerson is honored to host the return of the award-winning American Moor written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb, an urgent solo work examining the experience and perspective of black men in America through the metaphor of William Shakespeare's character, Othello. The 2018 IRNE and Elliot Norton award-winning play received wide-spread acclaim from Boston audiences and critics - American Moor plays ArtsEmerson for two weeks of performances, April 10-21, at the Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
A Noise Within (ANW), California's acclaimed classical repertory theatre, is proud to announce the launch of its new cultural initiative, Noise Now, with its inaugural event on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Noise Now will present Lineage Performing Arts Center's Ceiling In The Floor on its main stage along with the opening of the art exhibit, "Cosmotarrayas," by Los Angeles artist Carolina Caycedo in ANW's lobby. Noise Now will partner with local arts organizations, artists, and the community to attract new audiences and better represent the diverse population living in Greater Los Angeles. A Noise Within has hired Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx as the nonprofit arts organization's first Director of Cultural Programming to lead the initiative.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces the world premiere of Topher Cusumano's (pictured) The Cult Play will begin previews on January 27 and will play through February 17 at The Paradise Factory Theatre at 64 East 4th Street (next door to La Mama) in NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that it will be presenting August Strindberg's searing domestic drama Creditors in the celebrated translation by Scottish playwright David Grieg (Donmar Warehouse 2008; BAM 2010) for 6 performances only tonight Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm; Thursday Dec 4 @ 8:00; Friday, Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm; Saturday Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B).
by Naomi Ducat - Dec 26, 2018
American Moor, written and performed by the esteemed Keith Hamilton Cobb and directed by Drama Desk nominee Kim Weild, returns for a four week engagement at Anacostia Playhouse, from January 9- February 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that it will be presenting August Strindberg's searing domestic drama Creditors in the celebrated translation by Scottish playwright David Grieg (Donmar Warehouse 2008; BAM 2010) for 6 performances only tonight Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm; Thursday Dec 4 @ 8:00; Friday, Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm; Saturday Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that its hugely popular semi-annual ticket promotion, 20at20, will return from September 3 to September 22, 2019. 20at20 makes $20 tickets available to dozens of Off Broadway shows 20 minutes prior to curtain for 20 days.
by Maxamoo - Aug 20, 2019
On the latest episode of the Maxamoo Theatre and Performance Podcast, Patty Devery, PennyMaria Jackson, and Jack Phillips Moore preview shows they're excited about as the summer winds down and the 2019-2020 season begins.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), recently nominated for Best Visiting Production for Keith Hamilton Cobb's American Moor by the Independent Reviewers of New England, presents the World premiere of BERLIN; OR, THE PART OF YOU THAT WANTS IT: A MUSICAL COMEDY LOVE STORY (WRITTEN BY ACCIDENT), written by Shaoul Rick Chason and directed by Pete Riesenberg. Performances take place April 19 - May 12, 2018 in the Studio at Central Square Theatre (450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA). Press night, Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $25-$35, are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017
The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a vital incubator for New York City's most electrifying independent theater companies.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015
The Wild Project has announced its currently running and upcoming events for May and June 2015. Details below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that Keith Hamilton Cobb's explosive American Moor will play a 4-week run beginning July 19 at Boston Center for the Arts as a co-production with Boston's O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre) company.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that Keith Hamilton Cobb's American Moor will begin performances tonight, April 21, 2015 at The Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street in NYC's East Village.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015
Phoenix Theater Ensemble presents the New York premiere of American Moor, beginning tonight, April 21-25 & May 5-10 in performance at the Wild Project - 195 E. 3rd Street, NY, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018
Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association for the 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards, celebrating achievement in Boston theatre.